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AFT Press Releases 2010

December 2010

Weingarten Tours Troubled Central Falls High School  (12/21)

Weingarten on Senate Failure To Pass DREAM Act (12/18)

Statement on DREAM Act (12/9)

Statement Urging Congress To Pass DREAM Act (12/7)

Statement On Results of the Programme for International Student Assessment (12/7)

Statement by Weingarten On Michelle Rhee's 'Students First' Organization (12/6)

November 2010

Results of Washington Teachers’ Union Election (11/30)

Weingarten on Bill Gates’ Speech to the Council of Chief State School Officers (11/18)

Weingarten On 12th-Grade NAEP Results (11/18)

Weingarten On the 35th Anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (11/18)

Weingarten On Ratification of New Baltimore Teachers Contract (11/17)

Weingarten On the U.S. Senate’s Refusal To Move Forward with Paycheck Fairness Act (11/17)

Weingarten On  Proposals by the Deficit Commission Chairmen (11/16)

Weingarten On Report Calling for the Overhaul of Teacher Education Programs (11/16)

Weingarten on Resignation of NY City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein  (11/9)

Weingarten On the 2010 Election Results (11/3)

October 2010

Weingarten On U.S. Education Department Regulations Affecting For-Profit Colleges (10/28)

Washington Teachers’ Union Election Results  (10/27)

Weingarten On U.S. Education Department’s Guidance on Bullying (10/26)

Weingarten on Agreement Not to Release Teacher Data Reports for NYC Teachers (10/22)

Joint Press Release On Redoubling Efforts To Protect Children from Bullying (10/15)

Weingarten and Duncan Visit Florida To Highlight Union-School District Partnership, Innovations and Successes (10/14)

Weingarten remarks on the resignation of D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee and the selection of Kaya Henderson as Interim Chancellor (10/13)

Weingarten comments on a new report  "Is School Funding Fair? A National Report Card" (10/12)

Weingarten On The New Teacher Project's Blueprint for Teacher Evaluation (10/7)

Response to New Report on Effect of Natural Disasters on America's Children (10/7)

Weingarten On First White House Summit On Community Colleges (10/5)

AFT To Participate  In First White House Summit On Community Colleges (10/4)

September 2010

Weingarten comments on progress in Baltimore's Teachers' contract negotiations (9/29)

Weingarten on President Obama’s Effort To Recruit 10,000 New Science and Math Teachers (9/27)

Weingarten remarks on the U.S. Department of Education's TEACH Campaign (9/27)

Weingarten on the Retirement of Marcia Reback (9/24)

Joseph Del Grosso, President, Newark Teachers Union and
Randi Weingarten on Mark Zuckerberg’s Donation to Newark’s Schools
(9/24)

Weingarten on Announcement of Grants To Support 'Promise Neighborhoods' (9/21)

Weingarten on Study on Benefits of Performance Pay Without Other Reforms (9/21)

AFT Urges Senate To Support DREAM Act Amendment (9/21)

'Investing in Innovation' Grant Will Support AFT Educational Foundation's Groundbreaking Work on Teacher Develoment and Evaluation (9/20)

Weingarten remarks on McKinsey Report on Teacher Recruitment and Retention (9/20)

With Spike in Poverty, AFT President Randi Weingarten Stresses Need for Wraparound Services in Schools (9/16)

AFT congratulates Vincent Gray on his primary victory in the Washington, D.C., mayor's race. (9/15)

AFT Secretary-Treasurer Visits Central Falls (R.I.) High School And Meets with Pawtucket Teachers' Alliance Members (9/10)

AFT’s Lorretta Johnson Visits Cleveland To Promote Community Involvement in Public Schools (9/9)

Weingarten On Planned Quran Burning and Other Anti-Muslim Bigotry (9/8)

Weingarten Visits Stonewall Jackson Middle School, Which Could Become West Virginia’s First State-Funded Community School (9/8)

AFT applauds today's announcement on 'Race to the Top' grants to improve student assessments (9/2)

Statement by Weingarten On the U.S. District Court Ruling on the WTU Election Process (9/1)

August 2010

Weingarten reacts to the Los Angeles Times' release of teachers' value-added model results (8/29)

Weingarten responds to poll of public's attitude towards public schools (8/25)

Statement by Weingarten On 'Race to the Top' Grant Awards (8/24)

Weingarten Stresses Importance of High-Quality Preschool During Visit to L.A. Head Start Center (8/19)

AFT Places WTU Under Administratorship To Handle WTU Internal Election (8/17)

Statement by Weingarten On Final Passage of Jobs Bill (8/10)

AFT Educational Foundation Selected To Receive Federal ‘Investing in Innovation’ Grant  (8/5)

Lawsuit Alleges Filipino Guest Workers Teaching in Louisiana Public Schools Were Defrauded in International Labor Trafficking Scheme (8/5)

Statement by Weingarten On Senate Passage of Jobs Bill (8/5)

Statement by Weingarten On Senate Cloture Vote on Jobs Bill (8/4)

July 2010

Weingarten Reacts to President Obama's Education Speech at the National Urban League (7/29)

Weingarten congratulates Race to the Top Finalists (7/27) 

The AFT responds to the District of Columbia Public Schools announcement that 241 teachers would be fired under the IMPACT evaluation system. (7/23)

Weingarten on Fordham Institute Report: The State of State Standards—and the Common Core—in 2010 (7/22)

Weingarten Applauds Introduction of Community Schools Bill (7/15)

2010 AFT Convention July 8-11

Randi Weingarten Re-elected AFT President (7/12)

AFT Focuses on Boosting College Student Success (7/12)

AFT Denounces Anti-Union Actions at East-West University (7/12)

Nurses Who Went to Haiti To Aid Earthquake Victims Are Recognized as AFT Everyday Heroes (7/12)

High School Graduate from Binghamton, N.Y., Wins Robert G. Porter Scholarship (7/12)

High School Graduate from Central Florida Wins Robert G. Porter Scholarship (7/12)

Oak Lawn, Ill., High School Graduate Wins Robert G. Porter Scholarship (7/12) 

High School Graduate from Fairfax County, Va. Wins Robert G. Porter Scholarship (7/12)

IT Instructor Who Launched Food Pantry To Help Those in Need Is Recognized as AFT Everyday Hero (7/12)

Teacher Who Helps ESL Students Overcome Language Barriers Is Recognized as AFT Everyday Hero (7/12)

Classroom Veteran Who Helps Students Overcome Profound Disabilities Is Recognized as AFT Everyday Hero (7/12)

School Nurse in Chicago Known as Advocate for Her Young Patients Is Recognized as AFT Everyday Hero (7/11)

Retired Teacher Who Couldn’t Stop Helping Students and Schools Is Recognized as AFT Everyday Hero (7/11)

AFT Advances Its Leadership Role in Teacher Evaluations (7/10)

Bill Gates Address AFT  (7/10)

AFT Announces Yearlong Campaign To Save Public Education (7/10)

AFT Innovation Fund Announces New Investments (7/10)

What’s Happening Saturday at the AFT 2010 Convention (7/9)

AFT Celebrates Organizing Successes as Union Reaches 1.5 Million-Member Milestone (7/9)

What's Happening Friday at the AFT 2010 Convention (7/8)

AFT’s Weingarten Pledges To ‘Lead and Propose, Not Wait and Oppose’ Vision To ‘Save Public Education as It Ought To Be’ Outlined at AFT Convention (7/8)

What's Happening Thursday at the AFT 2010 Convention (7/7)

Details on AFT Convention in Seattle, July 7-11 (7/1)

Weingarten Comments on President Obama’s Call for Immigration Reform (7/2)

Weingarten Comments On U.S. House Passage of $10 Billion Education Jobs Bill (7/1)

June 2010

Weingarten Comments on Jobs Bill To Avert State Budget Cuts and Layoffs (6/25)

The National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future today released a new book, Team Up for 21st Century Teaching and Learning (6/24)

American Federation of Teachers To Meet in Seattle in July (6/24)

Weingarten Criticizes Supreme Court decision on NLRB (6/17)

AFT Applauds Joyce Elliott’s Congressional Primary Victory (6/9)

AFT president stresses universal education as key to ending child labor (6/8)

AFT mourns death of union leader John Delloro (6/7)

Weingarten calls common core standards "essential building blocks for a better education system." (6/3)

Members of the Washington Teachers’ Union today voted overwhelmingly to ratify the tentative agreement for teachers in the District of Columbia Public Schools. (6/2)

Weingarten Highlights Good and Bad in State Applications for Phase Two of "Race to the Top."  (6/1)

May 2010

AFT President Randi Weingarten On Texas Social Studies Textbook Controversy (5/20)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On 2009 NAEP Trial Urban District Assessment on Reading (5/20)

AFT President Randi Weingarten Visits Minneapolis-St. Paul Teachers, Administrators and Elected Officials (5/19)

Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten On Central Falls High School Tentative Agreement and Reform Plan (5/16)

AFT Joins Labor Groups and Americans in Taking on K Street and Wall Street  (5/14)

Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten On New York State’s Proposed Legislation on Teacher Evaluations (5/14)

American Federation of Teachers Executive Council Condemns Arizona Laws Targeting Immigrants (5/13)

Union-Partnered Charter High School a Model for Collaboration (5/11)

National Leaders Praise Syracuse Schools, Urge Community To Fight Cuts (5/7)

Educators Launch ‘Pink Hearts, Not Pink Slips’ Campaign To Avert Devastating Cuts to Education (5/4)

American Federation of Teachers To Sponsor and Participate In ‘Good Jobs, Green Jobs’ Conference (5/4)

April 2010

Educators Launch 'Pink Hearts, Not Pink Slips' Campaign To Avert Devastating Cuts to Education (4/30)

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On Improving Wages for Early Childhood Educators (4/30)

AFT President Assails California Legislation as Attack on Teachers’ Rights (4/21)

Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten On the Passing of Dorothy Height (4/20)

Study Reinforces Need for National Legislation on Safe Staffing Levels in Hospitals (4/20)

Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten On Nomination of Donald Berwick to Medicare/Medicaid Position (4/20)

AFT President Says Children’s Needs Must Take Priority In Fight for America’s Future (4/20)

American Federation of Teachers Joins International Education Campaign (4/20)

First National Survey of Nurses on Computerized Records Finds Mixed Results (4/16)

Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten On a Decision in Favor of Filipino Teachers in Louisiana (4/16)

AFT President Randi Weingarten Urges Congress To Support Teachers and Students (4/15)

AFT President Randi Weingarten On Florida Governor’s Veto of Controversial Education Legislation (4/15)

AFT President Randi Weingarten On Harkin Bill To Keep Our Educators Working (4/14)

AFT President Randi Weingarten On Andy Stern’s Decision To Step Down as Head of SEIU (4/14)

AFT President Randi Weingarten Visits Providence Schools And Highlights Labor-Management Partnership To Turn Around Schools (4/14)

AFT President Addresses Jobs, Federal Education Law During Albuquerque Visit (4/13)

Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten On Retirement of Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens (4/10)

Washington Teachers' Union Reaches Tentative Agreement (4/7)

AFT President To Discuss Community Schools at National Forum (4/6)

March 2010

Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten On the Death of Math Teacher Jaime Escalante (3/31)

AFT Secretary-Treasurer Antonia Cortese Backs Monitoring System To Target Child Labor in Agricultural Imports (3/31)

Leaders of U.S. Teachers Unions Urge Support for Public Education in Haiti (3/30)

Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten On the ‘Race to the Top’ Grant Awards (3/29)

Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten On the Recess Appointments of Craig Becker and Mark Pearce To the National Labor Relations Board (3/27)

Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten On Final Passage of Healthcare Reform Reconciliation Bill (3/25)

Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten On 2009 ‘MetLife Survey of the American Teacher’ (3/24)

AFT Recommends Ways To Improve Diversity in Higher Education (3/23)

Survey Examines Motivations and Expectations of Part-Time and Adjunct Faculty (3/22)

AFT Appoints Michael S. Powell As Assistant to the President for Communications (3/22)

Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten On House Passage of Historic Healthcare Reform Legislation (3/21)

Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten (3/18)

Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten On Study Linking Nurse Staffing Levels to In-Patient Mortality Rates (3/15)

Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten On the Obama Administration’s Plan for Federal Education Law (3/13)

Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten On New Jobs Bill in House of Representatives (3/10)

Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten On Common Core Standards (3/10)

Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten On the ‘Race to the Top’ Grant Finalists (3/4)

Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten On Central Falls High School Negotiations (3/3)

Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten On Scholastic/Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Survey of Teachers (3/3)

AFT Thanks AFL-CIO for Condemning Central Falls Firings; Central Falls Teachers Offer Reform Proposal (3/2)

AFT Statement On Teacher Firings in Central Falls, R.I. (3/1)

February 2010

Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten On Teacher Firings in Central Falls, R.I. (2/24)

"What Matters Most" by AFT President Randi Weingarten (NY Times, 2/21)

Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten On Health Insurers’ Efforts To Raise Rates (2/18)

Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten On the 2009 ‘MetLife Survey of the American Teacher’ (2/17)

Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten On the First Anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (2/17)

Statement by AFT President On Acquittal of Texas Nurse in Trial for Reporting Doctor to Medical Board (2/11)

AFT President Calls on Agriculture Secretary To Move Against Using Child Labor To Produce Cocoa (2/11)

Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten In Support of Campaign to Combat Childhood Obesity (2/9)

Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten On President Obama’s Healthcare Budget Proposal (2/3)

Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten On President Obama’s Education Budget Proposal (2/2)

January 2010

Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten On the First Anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (1/29)

Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten On New Reports Assessing States’ Education Systems (1/29)

Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten On President Obama’s State of the Union Address (1/27)

Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten On the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers Contract (1/22)

Douglas County, Colo., Teachers, School Board and District To Jointly Create Teacher Development and Evaluation System (1/21)

Healthcare Workers from Vermont Travel to Earthquake-Ravaged Haiti (1/20)

Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten On the ‘Race to the Top’ Grant Competition (1/19)

Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten On Healthcare Plan Excise Tax Compromise (1/14)

Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten On the Devastating Earthquake in Haiti (1/14)

AFT President Unveils New Approaches To Teacher Evaluation and Labor-Management Relationships (1/12)

Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten On Sen. Dodd's Retirement Announcement (1/06)