Dear colleagues, As you may be aware, the PED has altered the Next Generation Science Standards to omit critical, research-based facts about science- including global warming and evolution. The PED, under the direction of Acting-Secretary of Education, Chris Ruszkowski, has decided to hold the public information hearings on a school day, when educators cannot physically […]

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ATF Fall Membership Meeting Focuses on Our Union in the Context of Privatization This year’s ATF Fall membership meeting placed ATF in a larger context of unionism throughout our nation. We know that locally, our unions are under attack. We’ve spent the past seven years under the Martinez administration that has only sought to cripple— […]

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AFT’s Weingarten Responds to DACA Repeal WASHINGTON—American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten released the following statement on President Trump’s decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that protects more than 800,000 young, undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children: “The young people covered by DACA are woven into our […]

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ATF/APS Contract Ratification Results: 96.5% of employees who voted chose to ratify the 2017-2018 ATF/APS contract. 3.5% voted against ratification. During contract ratification by the Board of Education this evening, ATF President, Ellen Bernstein will share the comments you noted on the online submission form.   Click here to view a summary of the contract language changes. […]

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Early this week, we were ecstatic when we heard from educators that they could skip to the end of the compliance training and take the quiz. We sent out a message letting everyone know that it is a possibility. The next day, educators started responding to our initial message to let us know that yes, […]

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Wondering about the first day of school? What about prep time? This is what your union-negotiated agreement with the district says: 2017-2018 APPENDIX I.1 MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAYS AND TEACHER PREPARATION DAY   For the 2017-2018 School Year, the parties agree to a continuation of district-wide and site-based professional development and teacher preparation. […]

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2017-2018 New Teacher Orientation Welcome to your profession, your district and your union! August 3, 2017 8:00am-12:30pm Sandia High School 7801 Candelaria Blvd. NE Click here to register!     Practical classes taught by experienced teachers to get your first week off to a great start! “Shop” at the ATF Educators’ Emporium for FREE teaching & […]

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Lesson Planning for a Student Centered Classroom July 31, August 1st, 2nd, and 3rd 9am to 11am ATF Office 530 Jefferson Street NE Members Free; Nonmembers $10 per session Click Here to Register Start your year off strong. Attend any or all of the following workshops with our best strategies to freshen up your teacher toolbox […]

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