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Calling all Gen. Ed. and SPED teachers for committee meeting

We look forward to seeing you on our ZOOM call tomorrow, April 27th at 5:30 pm. We'll continue our discussion about making changes within the SPED department for employees and students. Join us so your views will enrich the conversation.Topic: General and Special Educators Advisory Committee MeetingTime: Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 5:30 PM (Central Time)Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/82586059161?pwd=TEVyY2pQck81YWp3V2pLbzhuRnlsZz09Meeting ID: 825 8605...

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Are you a victim of a fraudulent unemployment claim?

Alliance/AFT has received calls from members regarding an unemployment claim filed for them by someone else. When verifying with the district, it shows our member is an active employee and the district informs the unemployment vendor that this is a fraudulent claim. The district will notify the State of Texas who will then begins an investigation.  Alliance/AFT members are recommended...

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2021 TEXAS AFT CONVENTION MEMBERSHIP MEETING TO NOMINATE AND ELECT DELEGATES

The 30th Convention of the Texas AFT will be held virtually on June 25-26, 2021. Join us Thursday, April 1, 2021, at 6:00 pm as we nominate and elect our convention delegates. The rules governing the election process are:Alliance/AFT Constitution, Texas AFT Constitutional Provisions and Landrum- Griffin Act: Nominations for Convention DelegatesEach local that sends delegates to the Texas AFT convention...

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Alliance/AFT Joins the Texas AFT Day of Action

    On Monday of the 2021 Spring Break for Dallas ISD and surrounding school districts, union folks busied themselves with the Texas AFT Day of Action. Alliance/AFT members and partners from the Associate Member Programs in the Dallas Area combined forces uplifting the actions. It was exciting to have Southwest Dallas (Cedar Hill ISD, DeSoto ISD, Duncanville ISD, and...

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GENERAL ED and SPED ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING REMINDER

Our monthly advisory council meeting is Tuesday, March 23rd via ZOOM in order to continue our conversation from last month. Below is the information to join in this important conversation:Time: Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 5:30 PM (Central Time) Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/85694511736?pwd=OXVDT0NoUkFKYkV4RnA3QUdWZFBpUT09Meeting ID: 856 9451 1736Passcode: 949255One tap mobile:+13462487799,,85694511736#,,,,*949255# US (Houston) Invite your colleagues to join in this vibrant conversation to strategize how Dallas...

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Education briefs: HISD ruling, charter waitlists, Morath responds on opt out, and TRS holds trustee election

Ruling keeps injunction against state takeover of Houston ISDThe Texas Supreme Court affirmed Friday that an appellate court could maintain an injunction temporarily stopping the state from removing the Houston ISD’s School Board and replacing it with a Texas Education Agency Board of Managers. The 6-1 decision ruled on the legality of a procedural issue over injunctions against state administrative...

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OUR OFFICE IS CLOSED

The Alliance/AFT office is closed for Spring Break during the week of March 15-19, 2021. We will reopen at 9:00 am on Monday, March 22nd. Enjoy your week and be safe! Remember that all district employees are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine now. Go to the following website to register for your appointment: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/covid-19-vaccination.php.

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CIVICS EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY

AFT received a multi-year grant to develop professional development and professional learning strategies and tools for civics educators. Texas AFT is holding focus group meetings. They include different sessions for different grade bands. Conversations will include current challenges in Civics Ed. in your district/worksite, planning needs, resource needs, and challenges, etc. A 1.5-hour focus group for middle school teachers and...

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