GFT REACHES OUT TO GDOE ON STANDARDS-BASED GRADING

GFT President, Sanjay Sharma, reached out to GDOE Superintendent, Jon Fernandez, expressing concerns regarding the transition to Standards-Based Grading (SBG). GDOE is undertaking a campaign to promote Standards-Based Grading (SBG) and will contemplate a change in...

GFT – PORT CBA RATIFICATION: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6

The GFT - Port Collective Bargaining Agreement Ratification meeting is scheduled on Friday, December 6, 2019. Members must be in good standing on or before December 6, 2019 to vote and must bring a valid ID.  For more information, please contact the GFT Office at...

GFT – GMHA CBA NEGOTIATION UPDATE

The GFT and GMHA Collective Bargaining negotiation teams completed their initial review and discussion in all sections of the agreement. Some areas of discussion included seniority, standby/on call duty, floating to other units, in-service training, holiday...

GFT – GMHA CBA NEGOTIATION UPDATE

The GFT and GMHA Collective Bargaining negotiation teams completed their initial review and discussion in all sections of the agreement. Some areas of discussion included seniority, standby/on call duty, floating to other units, in-service training, holiday...

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.

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...