Share My Lesson tops 500,000 users

In less than two years, 500,000 teachers, parents and others have used Share My Lesson, posting, downloading and rating classroom lessons and other teaching materials—making it the most sought-after, free online collection of lesson plans and other instructional resources.


Apply now for the Prize for Solution-Driven Unionism

The AFT, in partnership with the Albert Shanker Institute and the AFT Innovation Fund, is accepting applications for the second annual $25,000 Prize for Solution-Driven Unionism, which honors the most innovative, inspiring examples of collaborative work by our state and local affiliates.


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.


Executive Board and Representative Council

Executive Board

Michelle Thomson, President

Cindi Thorp, 1st Vice-President

Joe Eaderoso, 2nd Vice-President

Michele Malone, Secretary

Marguerite Robles, Treasurer

Rep Council

Davison Avenue

Bill Bennett

Jeanine Greco

Maurice W. Downing

Christina DaCosta

Joe Dunn

Howard T. Herber

Lisa Edwards

Lisa Gress

Michael Pelan

Matt Rosen

Malverne High School

Joe Aquino

Diane Pryor

Michael Quagarelli

Natasha Reynolds

A war on poverty, or on the poor?

In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten writes about what poverty in America looks like today, a half-century after President Lyndon B. Johnson, in conjunction with civil rights, religious and labor leaders, commenced the war on poverty.


Program makes it easy to thank teachers who change lives

A new initiative from Farmers Insurance gives people a way to send a personal thank-you to educators who make a difference in their lives and the lives of their children—and offers those educators a chance to win a grant to use in their classrooms.