Members of the Alliance of Charter School Employees at Wakisha Charter School in Philadelphia (AFTPA Local 6056) ratified a new union contract unanimously.
“Moving crews” in jumpsuits and dozens of protesters in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh greeting Gov. Corbett with chants of "One Term Tom" has the unpopular governor toured the state on a re-election campaign kickoff tour. As a U-Haul moving truck circled the blocks bearing a sign that read "Send Corbett Packing" education advocates exposed the devastating impact Corbett's billion-dollar-budget-cuts have had on schools across the state.
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Seniority has less to do with teacher placements and promotions and has everything to do with fairness and objectivity in hiring decisions, says Lisa Haver, a retired Philadelphia teacher and active PFT member, in a recent op-ed in the Philadelphia Daily News.
Parents, students, teachers and community leaders joined together to stop a School Reform Commission plan to close 27 OF Philadelphia public schools in June, but after protests, testimony and even arrests, just four of the 27 were spared. (Video)
AFT President Randi Weingarten and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) spoke at the Washington, D.C., launch of "Higher Ed, Not Debt," a new multiyear campaign advocating for affordable access to higher education for all, without the burden of debt or financial hardship.
The latest findings from a three-year nursing workforce study confirm what a mountain of research has told us for more than 20 years—that people die every day because there aren't enough nurses to care for them safely, AFT President Randi Weingarten says.
Students in Parkrose, Ore., will continue to ride district-owned school buses after the school board voted against outsourcing student transportation.
Share My Lesson will host on March 11-13 an unprecedented virtual conference of 24 webinars for educators and parents, ranging from creative ways to teach the arts and natural sciences, proactive and positive behavior management tips, and ways to cultivate innovative thinkers.
A Florida food service worker and AFT member was one of the witnesses at a hearing of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee on the minimum wage and other economic issues affecting individuals, families and communities.