WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!

Welcome back to another school year. For those that are new to the field of teaching, thank you for undertaking the most rewarding profession, raising up the future generation! Teaching is not a career that is financially rewarding, but the long-term rewards are the...

GFT PROPOSES AMENDMENT TO 180 DAY EQUIVALENT FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS

An informational hearing was held yesterday on Public Law 34-105 relative to converting the 180 instructional days required each school year by the Guam Department of Education to 900 instructional hours per year for elementary schools and 1,260 instructional hours...

TB TEST & HEALTH FAIR: THANK YOU SPONSORS, VENDORS, VOLUNTEERS & MEMBERS

An informational hearing was held yesterday on Public Law 34-105 relative to converting the 180 instructional days required each school year by the Guam Department of Education to 900 instructional hours per year for elementary schools and 1,260 instructional hours...

INFORMATIONAL HEARING ON GDOE INSTRUCTIONAL DAYS: AUGUST 15

Welcome back to another school year. For those that are new to the field of teaching, thank you for undertaking the most rewarding profession, raising up the future generation! Teaching is not a career that is financially rewarding, but the long-term rewards are the...

Representing GovGuam Agencies and Alutiiq Bus Drivers

GFT, AFT Local 1581, exclusively represents the Guam Department of Education Teachers and Support Staff, Guam Memorial Hospital Nurses and Staff, University of Guam Support Staff, Guam Waterworks, Guam Fire Department, Department of Public Health and Social Services Eligibility Specialists, Guam Port Authority, Department of Public Works Bus Drivers, and Alutiiq Bus Drivers. GFT is pursuing exclusive representation for Guam Police Department, Customs and Quarantine, Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center and the Department of Corrections.

WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!

WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!

Welcome back to another school year. For those that are new to the field of teaching, thank you for undertaking the most rewarding profession, raising up the future generation! Teaching is not a career that is financially rewarding, but the long-term rewards are the...

GFT ANNUAL TB TEST & HEALTH FAIR: SATURDAY, AUGUST 10

GFT ANNUAL TB TEST & HEALTH FAIR: SATURDAY, AUGUST 10

GFT's Annual TB Test & Health Fair will be on Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 10am - 2pm at the GPO. TB Tests are free for members and their families (while supplies last due to island-wide shortage). Health and wellness information from various vendors will also...

NO ONE SHOULD FEAR FOR THEIR SAFETY ON THE JOB

GFT member leaders attended the AFT Professional Development Summer Educator Academy, an event providing union-sponsored, research-based professional development that addresses the complexities of teaching. The program is designed to help local unions build their...

PHONICS FAUX PAS

PHONICS FAUX PAS

In a new article for American Educator’s Winter 2018-19 issue, researchers Nell Duke and Heidi Mesmer discuss seven common instructional missteps in phonics instruction and how to correct them. The need to explicitly teach letter-sound relationships in U.S. classrooms...