In the new issue of American Educator, Martin J. Blank and Lisa Villarreal explain how more than 150 communities across the country have established community schools to reduce chronic absences due to poor health, decrease disciplinary issues and truancy rates, increase family engagement, expand educational opportunity, and ultimately improve teaching and learning.
Our union is our members, and on this Labor Day weekend, I couldn't be prouder of the 1.6 million hardworking nurses, teachers, paraprofessionals, higher education faculty and public employees who work day in and day out to teach our kids, keep our families healthy and improve our communities, AFT President Randi Weingarten says.
The Albert Shanker Institute has released a major report on the state of teacher diversity which shows that, nationally, progress toward greater diversity is being made, but it is quite modest compared with the need for more minority teachers.
A new AFT report finds that teacher development and evaluation systems that are co-designed by teachers; based on agreed-upon teaching standards; assessed in multiple ways; and supported with ongoing training for teachers and evaluators alike are an effective strategy for teachers, administrators and students.
RC 45 Membership Meeting will be held at the NORTHEAST CLASSIC CAR MUSEUM JUNE 25, 2015
24 Rexford St, Norwich, NY 13815-1146
9:30 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 11:00 Membership Meeting
11:00 – 12:00 Explore museum on your own to become familiar with exhibits
12:00 – 12:45 Lunch
12:45 – 1:00 NCCM staff member will discuss the history of the museum
1:00 – 2:00 Small group guided tours of the museum
2:00 – close continue to explore museum on your own
Mixed wraps: roast beef, ham or turkey)
Dessert: Dish of homemade ice cream w/assorted toppings
The presidents of the nation's two largest teachers unions offered a solid shared vision for reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act at a Washington, D.C., meeting with state policy chiefs and in a joint keynote address to a nationwide audience of classroom educators participating in Share My Lesson's third annual virtual conference.