SBG TEACHERS SURVEY NOW AVAILABLE

The survey for teachers on Standards-Based Grading (SBG) will be distributed to teachers Friday, February 21. The intent of the survey is to gauge the level of acceptance amongst teachers to better inform the Guam Education Board and GDOE administrators in planning...

SUPERINTENDENT & EDUCATION BOARD FIGHT FOR MORE FUNDING

Guam Superintendent of Education Jon Fernandez and the Guam Education Board (GEB) are advocating in the legislature for more funding. In a meeting Friday, February 21, Superintendent Fernandez and the GEB presented the Fiscal Year 2021 budget to the Guam Legislature....

GUAM EDUCATION BOARD APPROVES 173 SCHOOL DAY CALENDAR

In a meeting Tuesday, February 18, the Guam Education Board voted to adopt the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school year calendars. In accordance with Public Law 31-019, the approved school calendars are inclusive of 173 School Days, 2 Teacher Work Days, 2 Parent-Teacher...

Meet the Candidates

For the GFT 2020 At Large Election, there are two candidates vying for Treasurer: Lisa Mosher and Mary Jean Vigilante. Below are their statements of candidacy. Lisa Mosher Hafa Adai! My name is Lisa M. Mosher. I have been employed with GDOE for multiple teaching,...

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, Alutiiq Bus Drivers, Guam Police Department, Customs and Quarantine, Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center and the Department of Corrections.

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION VICTORY IN THE LEGISLATURE

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION VICTORY IN THE LEGISLATURE

On Tuesday, February 4, the Guam Legislature voted to improve Workers' Compensation. For the first time in 30 years, payment rates will increase. The Bill, 200-35 (COR), proposed by Senator Regine Biscoe Lee, makes the following changes: Sets the minimum weekly...

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10

There will be a GFT General Membership Meeting on Monday, February 10, 2020 at the UOG-SBPA Building, Multipurpose Room #129 at 6:00 p.m. Members are highly encouraged to attend for updates on collective bargaining agreements, issues and concerns at the work sites,...

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BILLS STRENGTHENED: Bipartisan group supports first update to payment rates in 30 years

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BILLS STRENGTHENED: Bipartisan group supports first update to payment rates in 30 years

Several changes to legislation on Guam's Workers' Compensation law made in this session strengthen the first meaningful update to this important lifeline in 30 years. "These updates to the Workers' Compensation law mean we have bills that are better for the employees...

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...

CHECK OUT THE NEW ISSUE OF AMERICAN EDUCATOR

CHECK OUT THE NEW ISSUE OF AMERICAN EDUCATOR

The Winter 2018-2019 issue of American Educator is available online for free. It explores what’s needed to support literacy in early childhood education, which is the foundation for all future learning. Also in this issue: tips for connecting science learning at home...