Like they did at their Dec. 6 rally in New Brunswick for new contracts, Rutgers University unions endured raw weather Feb. 28 for the centerpiece of their Take Back Rutgers actions on the Newark campus.
Following the first of two scheduled indoor discussions about solidarity, an estimated 200 people gathered for an outdoor rally on the steps of the Paul Robeson Campus Center. Eric…Read More
Jan. 22 marks the beginning of Lunar New Year (also known as Chinese New Year), and Share My Lesson has classroom resources that can be used to celebrate the Year of Rabbit.
Find all of the choices here.…Read More
The AFT will be a co-host of an informational webinar Jan. 18 about indoor air quality in schools.
During the hourlong session, the Department of Energy will present on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s Renew America’s Schools grant, and partners will share key research on the impact of indoor air quality on health and education outcomes. …Read More
The AFT’s Professional Learning program will launch its TEACH-ify: A Great Teaching Strategy Playlist webinar series on Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. ET.
The purpose of these free Zoom sessions (one per month through May) is for AFT members to interact and discuss great teaching strategies for supporting K-12 students.
For the complete playlist of topics and to register, click here.…Read More
The Share My Lesson staff has put together a list of favorite resources from 2022.
“Our 2022 story is a focus on diversity, a return to some classroom normalcy, a need for health and wellness for students and adults, a story of heartache and, for me, a story of joy,” writes Kelly Booz, who oversees the SML resources. “I…Read More
Having exceeded 1 million books distributed in 2022 as part of its Reading Opens the World initiative, the AFT on Dec. 10 said it plans to distribute another million books in 2023.
“Reading is foundational,” said AFT President Randi Weingarten in a press release. “It is necessary for virtually everything we do—and for experiencing the joy of a great book.…Read More
Undeterred by the steady rain, Rutgers University faculty, staff and students gathered Dec. 6 in New Brunswick for an outdoor rally to support Rutgers unions in their quests for fair contracts.
The Hub City rally, one of three held around the same time at the other main Rutgers campuses, began at Voorhees Mall. Among the speakers there was Rutgers AAUP-AFT member Todd Vachon, director of Rutgers LEARN and an AFTNJ higher education vice president.…Read More