As an FCFT member, you have several chances to take action to advocate for yourself as a public school employee, support union activities, branch out and support our brothers and sisters in other unions, attend precinct walks and phone banks, meet community leaders and members of your community, plus much more! Check out some of the ways that you can get involved below:
Hosted by the American Federation of Teachers Educational Issues department are a new series of professional learning webinars. The monthly one-hour webinars will feature a timely topic in education. These sessions will provide just in time tools, resources and ideas for immediate use in the classroom. We look forward to engaging AFT members on a regular basis and are proud to serve you.
Note: You will be eligible to receive one hour of professional development credit for participation in this webinar if you complete all the poll questions, survey, and actively watch the webinar. At the conclusion of the webinar, you will be able to download a certificate that verifies you completed the webinar. Check with your school district in advance to ensure that the PD credit is accepted.
Social Emotional Learning Innovation Fund
NoVo Foundation is committed to supporting the spread of social and emotional learning (SEL) practices in schools and districts nationwide. We know practitioners have some of the most inspiring, effective and innovative ideas in the field. NoVo Foundation, in partnership with Education First and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, aims to seed projects that foster social and emotional competencies in students in grades PK-12. Whether you have an idea for a new initiative or want to expand or continue an existing project, we want to hear from you.
For the 2019-20 school year, we are inviting applications from two applicant pools:
Individual teachers or teams of teachers seeking to implement SEL initiatives in your classroom or school in the 2019-2020 school year, and
District-level applicants seeking to implement SEL initiatives district-wide and/or across multiple schools within one district (including a charter network).
Grant awards for teacher-led projects will be a maximum of $5,000 each. District-level grant awards will be a maximum of $25,000 each. For the first time, we will also award a small, select number of two-year grants. Find more details in the RFP document below.
The 2019 application window has closed. Thank you for your interest! Please follow this link for next years application.
Get To Know Your Fairfax Co. Board of Supervisors
The Board of Supervisors establishes county government policy, passes resolutions and ordinances (within the limits of its authority established by the Virginia General Assembly), approves the budget, sets local tax rates, approves land use plans and makes appointments to various positions.
Contact your Fairfax County Board of Supervisors:
Where we work, learn and go to heal can have an enormous impact on our health and well being. Many AFT members are guaranteed a workplace "free from recognizable hazards" through OSHA mandates at the state and federal level. Students, patients and clients however have little or no right to safe schools and buildings.