AFT Seattle faculty member Tracy Lai talks about how community colleges are considering taking the word "community" out of their names and how that symbolizes an important change in mission and purpose of the community college system.
Due to inclement weather, the Representative Assembly meeting scheduled for tonight 12/10/13 has been cancelled. As soon as a makeup date is determined, we will post it on the website.
We ask all our members to please drive safely this evening. Thank you.
LAWRENCE — The educational future of the city looks promising and bright, according to a high-ranking official of the American Federation of Teachers who toured two city schools yesterday.
Francine Lawrence, executive council vice president of the AFT, came to the city from Washington, D.C., to kick off the “Day of Action, “a national event aimed at involving teachers, parents, students, politicians and the community at large to work together and make the public schools better.
AFT Vermont today joined with thousands of other AFT members across the country to Reclaim the Promise of public higher education, early education, and affordable, accessible health care. The group launched its 2014 legislative agenda and celebrated the support of two key Vermont state senators.
AFT Vermont President Ben Johnson kicked off the event, saying, "December the 9th is a Day of Action, and so on this occasion, we want to look forward to some of the things we will be doing this year to Reclaim the Promise of public higher education and early education."
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Statewide Liberal leave Policy is in effect for State employees beginning 6:00am today. Tuesday, December 10th until 6:00pm.
Today, in dozens of cities from coast to coast, parents, educators and more than 100 community groups are coming together for aNational Day of Action to Reclaim the Promise of Public Education: Our Schools, Our Solutions. These events mark the beginning of an important movement taking hold in neighborhoods across the United States.
The conventional wisdom that young workers don’t care about pensions was turned on its ear by the Great Recession. A Towers Watson survey found that people under 40 are working for and staying with employers that provide defined benefit (DB) pensions. Find out why retirement security matters to younger employees, too.