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Lamphere Leader Honored as Oakland County Outstanding Teacher of the Year

The Oakland County Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award is presented annually to honor and reward teachers in Oakland County who have achieved the highest standards of excellence in the education profession. This award recognizes an elementary, middle/junior high, and high school teacher from Oakland County. The high school teacher of the year was Julie Martinez from Lamphere High School, who currently serves as Vice President of the Lamphere Federation of Teachers, AFT Local 1614. Congratulations Julie!

MSU-UNTF Solidarity Rally Wednesday

On Wednesday, May 11 at 8:45 am, UNTF, the union of non-tenured faculty at Michigan State University will be having a solidarity rally for fair pay. Non-tenured faculty at MSU are some of the lowest paid in the Big 10. The local is asking members and community allies to come to the Human Resources Building on MSU’s main campus to show their support as the union starts bargaining economic issues. 

Financial Planning for Workers Free Symposium

Contribute to the AFT Michigan PAC Today

AFT Michigan fights for our members, students and communities all year round and we need your help. Can you donate $1 a week to aid us in this fight? Please visit the AFT Michigan website to contribute and make a big difference in protecting public education and building a better Michigan future! 

Professional Development

Use this collection of engaging lessons, activities and videos to teach the history, culture and contributions of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.

Upcoming Literacy Sessions

Sign up for all the sessions you want, and share with your colleagues too. This high-quality, free professional development series is open to all, and it’s one not to miss!

Kindergarten Readiness for All: Best Practices in Writing in Preschool | Register

Thursday, May 19, at 6 p.m. EDT | Grades preK-3

Affirming Students Through a Language and Literacy Equity Audit | Register

Thursday, May 26, at 6 p.m. EDT | Grades K-12

The Sound of Inclusion: Using Poetry to Teach Language Variation | Register

Thursday, June 2, at 6 p.m. EDT | Grades 3-6

Register for All Literacy Webinars

In solidarity, 

David Hecker


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