When AFT President Randi Weingarten visited with members in the Houston area affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, she heard about courageous public school educators and their unions helping students, colleagues and community members get back on their feet.
When natural disasters strike, they significantly affect our school communities, which often struggle with issues over transportation, damaged facilities, and impacted school employees and students. Here are links to resources and information.
We are pleased to share here a report from our national affiliate, the American Federation of Teachers, on AFT President Randi Weingarten’s August 24 Texas back-to-school visit.
Welcome back to a new school year! Whether you are a teacher, bus driver, parent, student or anyone else associated with our public schools, you are likely caught up in the hustle and bustle, the nervousness, the exhilaration and the rush of this busy and exciting time of year.
AFT joined First Book and the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation Wednesday to launch the Essentials for Kids Fund, a national initiative that will provide books, educational resources and basic-needs items for educators and their students in districts where the public schools are severely underfunded. As part of the launch, Essentials for Kids will deliver brand-new books and basic necessities, in coordination with first responders, educators and volunteers, to areas devastated by Hurricane Harvey.
See below for information on how to apply. The American Federation of Teachers, First Book, and the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation Wednesday launched a targeted effort to deliver brand-new books and basic-needs items, in coordination with first responders, educators and volunteers, to areas devastated by Hurricane Harvey. The partners simultaneously announced the Essentials for […]
Labor Day weekend offers us a chance to reflect on the struggles still ahead for economic equality and justice. Income inequality, lack of access to basics like affordable health care, and an aggressive attempt by the rich and powerful to undermine opportunity by stifling investments in K-12 and higher education are conspiring to make it […]