Bob Brown discusses how the AFT and 100+ partners of Reconnecting McDowell are working to adress the many social, economic and educational issues that affect children and their families in McDowell County.
On February 28th, AFT-WV president Judy Hale and president-elect Christine Campbell appeared on WV Public Broadcasting's The Legislature Today to discuess SB 359. Watch the video!
Congratulations AFT-WV member Whitney Stead from Cabell County, this year's winner of the Milken Award!
Stead is a kindergarten teacher at Village of Barboursville Elementary School in Barboursville. Before a schoolwide assembly, Whitney was stunned with the news that she is the state's recipient of the 2012 Milken Educator Award, which comes with a $25,000 unrestricted cash prize. Way to go Whitney!
Randi Weingarten explains how the Reconnecting McDowell project came to be and why AFT is involved in this historic effort.
Reconnecting McDowell" is a comprehensive, long-term effort to make educational improvement in McDowell County the route to a brighter economic future, spearheaded by the American Federation of Teachers.
Community members come together with the West Side Elementary School and AFT West Virginia to improve their economically struggling neighborhood in Charleston, WV.