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Webinars, Zooms, virtual conferences… from the CFT, AFT, AFL-CIO, state Dept. of Education, Community College Chancellor, and other labor groups… all related to the effects of the coronavirus.

June 11 | Is There Peril or Promise in Online Learning?

Getting Back to School: Is There Peril or Promise in Online Learning?

Thursday, June 11 @ 3pm Eastern (12 noon Pacific)

Policymakers, school administrators, educators, and parents continue to make difficult choices due to lost school days, continued social distancing, and precarious public budgets. 

While the pandemic has required a shift to distance learning, ultimately we know that in-person classroom teaching, learning, and interaction is the best way to provide a well-rounded and equitable education. Despite this, ed tech and online education companies see the crisis as an opportunity to further privatize and profit off of public school students.

Speakers

  • Dr. Gary Miron, Professor, Western Michigan University College of Education 
  • Dr. Daniela Kruel DiGiacomo, Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky School of Information Science
  • Kiki Ochoa, High school teacher and parent, San Diego, California
  • Morcease Beasley, Superintendent, Clayton County School District, Georgia

What is the future of public education? This virtual panel is co-sponsored by In the Public Interest, National Education Policy Center, National Superintendents Roundtable, Network for Public Education, and Local Progress.

June 12 | Up Front with CFT President on Facebook Live

Join the CFT President every Friday at 3 pm on Facebook Live

Friday, June 12 @ at 3 pm

Please join CFT President Jeff Freitas with special guest CFT Secretary Treasurer Luukia Smith on Facebook Live at 3 pm as he addresses issues facing California educators and staff during the pandemic. 

June 19 | Up Front with CFT President on Facebook Live

Join the CFT President every Friday at 3 pm on Facebook Live

Friday, June 19 @ at 3 pm

Please join CFT President Jeff Freitas with special guest AFT President Randi Weingarten on Facebook Live at 3 pm as they address issues facing California educators and staff during the pandemic. 

June 23 | Tuesday Nights with AFT – Town Hall

Join the AFT on the second and fourth Tuesdays each month

Tuesday, June 23 @ at 6:45 pm Eastern (3:45 pm Pacific)

Please join AFT President Randi Weingarten every Tuesday night at 3:45 pm (Pacific) in AFT’s weekly tele-townhall.  Weingarten takes on a different topic each week and hosts high-profile guests to address the issues surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.

Starting on May 26, AFT shifted the weekly tele-townhall meetings from weekly to twice a month — the second and fourth Tuesdays.