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Coalition Of The Factual

by Sarah Darer Littman

Wednesday’s Where We Live with John Dankosky featured three members of the alphabet soup coalition that supports SB24 (CBIA, CCER, CAPSS, ConnCAN, CAS and CABE). 

Dankosky asked a great question – why aren’t teachers in their coalition, because that was what worked in New Haven. Bob Rader of Connecticut Association of Boards of Education replied: “Teachers have some different ideas and that’s why we’re seeing this rhetoric across the state.”

International Leaders, Unions Discuss Teacher Preparation

The second annual International Summit on the Teaching Profession, which brings together education ministers, union leaders and teachers from 23 high-performing countries, was held in New York City, March 14-15. This year's gathering, which was co-hosted by the AFT, gave participants an opportunity to share common challenges and best practices for training and supporting teachers and schools leaders.

Survey Shows What Teachers Need to Help Kids Succeed

Results from a new survey from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Scholastic shows that our children and our nation benefit when we listen to teachers' insights and observations, and focus on what works in the classroom, because they are one and the same, AFT president Randi Weingarten says.

The Real Story

AFT Connecticut Second Vice President appears on Fox 61 News The Real Story.

You can watch it this Sunday, March 18, at 6:30am.

Or click here to watch "Connecticut Education Reform Part 1 and Part 2" online.

Classrooms in need

IB ImageConnecticut teachers are in need of supplies for their classrooms. You can find out what's needed in your community schools and donate online.

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No Funds Left Behind

Survey Shows Low Level of Teacher Job Satisfaction

The latest "MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: Teachers, Parents and the Economy" shows that education budget cuts to public schools and the demonization of teachers have taken a toll on teachers' job satisfaction.

Gov. Malloy to hold education forums

Gov. Malloy has announced that he will be holding education forums around the state. This is an opportunity for educators to tell the Governor about the work they do every day.

The next event will be:

March 13 – New Haven
7:00PM to 8:00PM
Wilbur Cross High School
181 Mitchell Drive

Teacher Tenure and Student Achievement Are Not Linked

by Sarah Darer Littman

One thing I learned from meeting Gov. Dannel P. Malloy last Friday is that the lawyer-turned-politician requires evidence when confronted with a dissenting opinion. As a columnist and citizen of the state of Connecticut deeply concerned with matters of education, I do too.

On the air

AFT Connecticut President Sharon Palmer will be talking about education initiatives on the radio:

Listen to Sharon on the Ray Dunaway Show, WTIC 1080 AM (Aired Feb. 23)

Listen to Sharon on WNPR's Where We Live (Aired Mar. 7)

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