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Share My Lesson tops 500,000 users

In less than two years, 500,000 teachers, parents and others have used Share My Lesson, posting, downloading and rating classroom lessons and other teaching materials—making it the most sought-after, free online collection of lesson plans and other instructional resources.


Apply now for the Prize for Solution-Driven Unionism

The AFT, in partnership with the Albert Shanker Institute and the AFT Innovation Fund, is accepting applications for the second annual $25,000 Prize for Solution-Driven Unionism, which honors the most innovative, inspiring examples of collaborative work by our state and local affiliates.


HFT Elections 2014

Official Notification to HFT Members of Nominations and Elections of Officers and Delegates
February 7, 2014
Every two years the HFT holds separate elections for HFT Officers (i.e. Executive Board) and HFT Delegates (i.e. CT.AFT, AFT, Hartford Labor Council, and AFL-CIO bodies and conventions.) The HFT Constitution requires a 15 day notice for nominations and elections of officers and a 90 day notice for nomination and election of delegates.
Please review procedures for electing school/worksite election committee. (3-3-14)

A hand up is not a handout

In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten urges lawmakers to strengthen the rungs on America's ladder of opportunity.


A war on poverty, or on the poor?

In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten writes about what poverty in America looks like today, a half-century after President Lyndon B. Johnson, in conjunction with civil rights, religious and labor leaders, commenced the war on poverty.