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The Bottom Line: Education in the fall must be safe and educators must be involved in decisions

I have heard from so many AFT Michigan members across the state who are rightly concerned about our readiness to open schools this fall. I hear you. And here is the bottom line. Schools should [...]

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Hecker: Our Responsibility to Fight Racism

Earlier this spring I wrote a column about the disparate impact of COVID-19 on African-Americans and low-income families. The racial disparities we have seen as a result of the virus are not [...]

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You Are Welcome Here: Support for Immigrant Students in Dearborn

You Are Welcome Here (#DearbornWelcome) is a 20-minute film from Colorín Colorado made with the support of AFT highlighting how Dearborn Public Schools is helping its immigrant students succeed. [...]

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School Finance Research Collaborative Staffing Calculator

The School Finance Research Collaborative Staffing Calculator is a tool that allows you to compare the current staffing in a school building to the best practice recommendations developed by the [...]

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Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Workshops

A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis. You can help them. You are more likely to encounter someone — friend, family member, student, neighbor, or [...]

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Trunk or Treat GOTV Rally

What: Trunk or Treat GOTV Rally, w/ food, music, treats, games & much more When: Sat., Oct 27th 12-2pm Who: Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans Candidate for Governor Gretchen Whitmer [...]

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#RedForEd Hits Macomb with Randi and Gretchen

Rain didn’t stop our #RedForEd volunteers this past Saturday. Over 100 volunteers showed up ready to “get it done” with AFT President Randi Weingarten and AFT Michigan members Gretchen [...]

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#RedForEd Walks Kick Off 9/15 in Southfield & Grand Rapids

This year AFT Michigan and the MEA are are working together to help elect pro-public education candidates. Every Saturday, both unions will participate in education walks to help turn out the [...]

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Labor Day Events – September 3

We are 1 week away from the Labor Day Parade! We now have t-shirts in our office. This year AFT Michigan and MEA are standing in solidarity and wearing #RedForEd t-shirts at the Labor Day Parade. [...]

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Dearborn School Employees Collect Supplies for Kindergartners

On August 18, the Dearborn Federation of School Employees social committee led a community effort to assemble a bag of supplies for each of the incoming 1,565 kindergarten students in Dearborn, [...]