A hand up is not a handout

In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten urges lawmakers to strengthen the rungs on America's ladder of opportunity.

Response to Arapahoe High School shooting

  As tragedies such as these unfold, reports of the bravery and selflessness of teachers, school staff and first responders are always remarkable.  Thank you to all who keep the children of our communities safe.

Thousands come together for National Day of Action

The National Day of Action to Reclaim the Promise of Public Education brought together thousands of educators, parents, students and community members who attended more than 100 events around the country, despite challenging weather conditions in many locations.

Early learning: This is not a test

In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten writes about the necessity of making early childhood education a priority in this country.

PERA Critics Proved Wrong

PERA Critics Proved Wrong - Senate Bill 1 Reforms Are Working
PERA Rate of Return for 2012 Well Over the Expected 8%

Denver, CO – Today, the PERA Board of Trustees released their Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) which showed a 12.9% rate of return on their investments for 2012. This number has exceeded the Board’s assumed 8% rate.