Brad Asay and Julie Hansen representing AFT Utah at the Weber County Democratic Convention.More
Solution-driven unionism may have been the overarching theme of the 2013 joint conference of the AFT Healthcare and AFT Public Employees divisions, but the importance of community engagement was the biggest takeaway message for the 450 AFT members and guests who gathered in Baltimore, April 25-27. Read more.
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AFT president Randi Weingarten on April 30 called for a moratorium on assessment-driven sanctions tied to Common Core State Standards until solid implementation plans are embedded in schools and proven effective through a year or more of field testing.Read the complete article, including Common Core resources, and view a video of the speech.
Three-quarters of public school teachers surveyed support the Common Core State Standards, yet just 27 percent said their district has provided them with the tools and resources necessary to teach the standards, according to the results of a new AFT poll.
Kelsie Condie and Maegan Parr are the 2013 AFT Scholarship recipients. They both received $1000.00 scholarships. We congratulate these excellent students and wish them the best of luck as they progress toward their future careers. AFT Utah is proud to support Utah students with their academic goals.