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Atlanta Teachers Honored for Heroic Effort During Storm

For Immediate Release:
Jan. 31, 2014

Contact:
Verdaillia Turner
(404) 315-0222

Atlanta Teachers Honored for Heroic Effort During Storm

Scores Stayed Overnight in Schools to Ensure Their Students’ Safety

ATLANTA--Whether they are digging into their own pockets to buy school supplies or making sure their students have enough to eat, teachers in Atlanta and throughout Georgia go the extra mile for the children they teach.  So it wasn’t surprising that during the recent storm, scores of teachers remained in schools overnight to ensure that stranded students were safe.

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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.

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