Surprise Visit & Interview with CT Rep Ed Vargas

Considering the plans rolled out by the district at the most recent Board of Education meeting, the Union voice – YOUR voice – is more important than ever. At our Eyes on March rally, CT Representative Ed Vargas came out to support the Hartford Federation of Teachers and the Education Community here in Hartford. Still …

Eyes On March – The Parkville Rally

It’s about closing the Opportunity Gap. Our students are incredible, our teachers are amazing. Give our students the opportunities they deserve, and give the teachers the resources they need. We need resources, smaller classes, and more teachers and staff. The district has received $127 million, and most of it is unspent. All of our unions …

Eyes on March: Parkville Highlights – Pre-Rally with the E-Board

The HFT stood proud on March 23, 2021 at the Parkville Market. Hartford’s teachers are standing up for HARTFORD STUDENTS! We are here to close the Opportunity Gap in Hartford, because our students deserve the very best. Thank you to everyone who came out and let their voices be heard! Here is a series of …

Dr. Miguel Cardona, CT Education Commissioner, to lead US Dept. of Education

The Hartford Federation of Teachers was thrilled to see President-Elect Joe Biden nominate Dr. Miguel Cardona, Connecticut’s Commissioner of Education, as the next U.S. Secretary of Education.  Dr. Cardona has been an advocate for Connecticut’s children for decades, first as a fourth-grade teacher, then as a principal, next as a district leader, and most recently …

COVID-19 and the Holidays – a Public Health Workshop with City Councilwoman Wildaliz Bermudez

First Vice President Corey Moses will represent the HFT at this event.  JOIN US! Hello community, We are reaching out to Invite you to a FREE VIRTUAL EVENT where you can- ASK LIVE QUESTIONS to Doctors & Experts About the CORONAVIRUS! Date: Thursday, November 19th @ 6:00PM Topic: Preparing for Coronavirus During the Holidays An opportunity for you …

Together We Will Meet This Challenge!

We, the collective professionals employed by the Hartford Public School system, acknowledge the current challenges we face in our city’s school communities. We strive to ensure the policies, procedures, and protocols developed and implemented by our district leadership create the necessary safeguards such that all employees feel valued, respected, and safe, thereby able to provide …

Letter from HFT President Carol Gale to Superintendent Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

Date: Mon, Oct 26, 2020 at 12:12 PM Subject: HPS COVID status Dear Leslie, I am concerned with the significant increase in COVID cases experienced by the Hartford Public Schools last week. We had 18 positive COVID cases in 15 different buildings. That means more than one-third of our schools were affected. This spike in …

Letter from HFT President Carol Gale to Chief of Schools Evette Avila

Date: October 27, 2020 Time: 12:31pm Hi Evette, We spoke previously about allowing teachers to work remotely on their next PD day which is November 3. Our discussions centered around the hybrid plan, which we have not yet implemented. Therefore, I ask that this option be provided regardless of what plan we are under. I offer …