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Millions of borrowers with crushing student loan debt could benefit from an executive order President Barack Obama signed at the White House, with several AFT members in attendance.
The AFT has announced its 2014 AFT Everyday Heroes after a nationwide nomination and voting process. Nine extraordinary union members will be honored at the AFT's national convention in Los Angeles this July.
In a new column on the Huffington Post, AFT President Randi Weingarten and Stanford University professor of education Linda Darling-Hammond outline a better accountability model for schools, which moves from testing and punishing to supporting and improving learning.
In cities across the country, AFT members and leaders took part in events on May 17 marking the 60th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision that desegregated public schools.
In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education held a promise of racial justice in public schools. But on the 60th anniversary of that ruling, the promise remains unfulfilled.
For Immediate Release:
Jan. 31, 2014
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.