AFT Guild

AFT Back-to-School Resources, Staples Teacher Appreciation Days, and More


In addition to the back-to-school materials highlighted in the June 20 issue of AFTCN News and Tools, the AFT has pulled together additional materials with more of a PSRP focus. The PSRP resources includes brochures--many of which can be customized by local unions--on topics such as communicating with parents, managing student behavior on the school bus, workplace stress, indoor environmental quality and creating a classroom team. Information and an order form for the PSRP materials are available on LeaderNet.

Teacher Appreciation Days
For school supply deals and giveaways specifically for educators, look for Staples Teacher Appreciation Days (TAD) in your area. To find the Staples TAD near you, go to: . You can also download a table with Teacher Appreciation Days and fliers advertising the TAD date in your area here:

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Advocacy for Public Schools
The Learning First Alliance is a self-initiated partnership of 18 of the nation’s leading education organizations. The American Federation of Teachers is a member. This fall, author David Eggers and Oscar-winning filmmaker Vanessa Roth aim to begin production on a film that will “do for public schools what An Inconvenient Truth did for the environment,” says the LFA news release. Eggers is the author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and other books.

Learning First Alliance member organizations represent educators, parents, and policymakers. It works with and through its member organizations to ensure that high academic expectations are held for all students; to ensure a safe and supportive place of learning for all students; and to engage parents and other community members in helping students achieve high academic expectations. To learn more about the LFA.