New Teacher Institute, 2014 - "Icebreaker"

On Thursday, August 21, new members of the RVCTA participated in a different kind of "icebreaker." 

President Viri Pettersen greeted members, who, since Monday, participated in the district's New Teacher Institute with a request - to take a stretch for a moment before lunch and provide support as she fulfilled an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge request from friend and colleague, SRP Ilene Madden. 

Pettersen thanked all who have supported the campaign, which, to date, has received donations in excess of $41,000,000 for ALS research.

Weingarten takes on critics of due process

AFT President Randi Weingarten appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" television show to make the case for teachers' due process rights, to correct widely held misconceptions about the teaching workforce, and to clarify that problems tied to evaluation are often mislabeled as due process issues.

AFT vows to fight back against attacks on teachers, unions

AFT convention delegates unanimously passed a special order of business—recommended by the executive council—to fight back against attacks on unions and teachers like Vergara v. California and Harris v. Quinn, and to fight forward to reclaim the promise of America.

Weingarten lays out bold call to move country forward

AFT President Randi Weingarten kicked off the AFT national convention in Los Angeles by outlining a bold plan to both fight back and fight forward to reclaim the promise of America and create economic and educational opportunity for all.

Inspiring Head Start Workers Choose to Join NYSUT

NYSUT's efforts to organize the Head Start workers of Community Action Organization in Buffalo were a thrilling, resounding success.

Watch and share this inspiring story!