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Thousands come together for National Day of Action

The National Day of Action to Reclaim the Promise of Public Education brought together thousands of educators, parents, students and community members who attended more than 100 events around the country, despite challenging weather conditions in many locations.

Early learning: This is not a test

In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten writes about the necessity of making early childhood education a priority in this country.

Local AFT Members Stand Together

On May 23, Spring Branch AFT members gathered in solidarity and attended the regular school board meeting. AFT leaders shared our support for the district and presented our ideas on how to move forward to allow educators be a part of the future planning process. Read more about the meeting and AFT leader presentations.

Pink Hearts, Not Pink Slips

Spring Branch AFT launches, “Pink Hearts, Not Pink Slips,” during National Teacher Appreciation Week to promote awareness among parents, the public, and the media. By the end of the year, it is estimated that 300,000 educators will be laid off. This article provides more information and an opportunity to request a free button to promote this campaign in your community. Visit www.pinkheartsnotpinkslips.com.

March is National Women's History Month: Online Classroom Resources

National Women's History Month has its roots in a March 8, 1857, protest against low wages and harsh working conditions launched by female garment and textile factory workers in New York City. In 1987 National Women's History Week was expanded to a month-long observance. The national AFT web site pulls together a variety of resources to help classroom teachers celebrate National Women's History Month. The people and events highlighted here provide just a glimpse into the many significant contributions women have made in the fight for both legal and social equality.