TEACHERS are the Solution our Students NEED

Carol Gale spoke to the Board of Ed in their last public session, advocating for more opportunities for Hartford’s students. A disproportionate amount of the ESSER funds were allocated for Central Office personnel, rather than allocating that money to STUDENTS. Here is what she shared:  The Hartford Board of Education approves many outside contracts for …

Community Conversation Regarding Opening of Schools

The HFT, in collaboration with Kamora’s Cultural Corner, hosted a community conversation on the reopening of schools.  About 20 people representing parents, teachers and community members joined the zoom meeting which was also broadcast over FaceBooklive. A lively discussion centered on the reopening plans for Hartford Schools and the complexities of implementing this safely and …

AFT Updates Regarding Quarantine, Illness, and Returning to Work

The AFT Connecticut, our parent labor organization, issued two FAQ documents today for our members. The first, titled Quarantine and Illness, Questions and Answers, speaks to some common questions we’ve heard from our members about benefits and leave for members directly impacted by COVID-19. The second is titled Four Answers to Questions About Returning To …