AFT President, Governor to visit Fair Haven School today

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten will join Governor Dannel P. Malloy on a visit to Fair Haven School today, where the leaders will visit two classrooms and then lean a roundtable discussion with teachers to talk about collaboration and innovation happening in classrooms here.
 
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The AFT press release is below:
 
AFT President Randi Weingarten Takes Back-to-School Tour to Connecticut
 
Gov. Malloy to Accompany Weingarten on School Visits and Meetings with Teachers
 
Washington—American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten will continue her national back-to-school tour Friday in Meriden and New Haven, Conn. During her swing through Connecticut, Weingarten will meet with teachers and students and highlight the collaborative efforts in the two cities as a model for reform.
 
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy is expected to accompany Weingarten as she visits schools and talks with educators.
 
In Meriden, Weingarten will visit Roger Sherman Elementary School, the third Meriden school to expand learning time for students and collaboration time for teachers with support from the AFT Innovation Fund. Teachers, their union and the district worked together on these efforts to expand enrichment activities focused on academic knowledge and skills as well as art, music, nutrition, fitness and other activities.
 
In New Haven, teachers and the district charted a new a path of collaboration through a bold, outside-the-box contract that has empowered teacher voice, transformed and streamlined the evaluation system to support teachers, increased professional development and leadership opportunities, and boosted supports for educators and students. The contract laid the groundwork for teachers and administrators to continue to work together on school-level reforms.
 
In the coming weeks, Weingarten will also visit schools in Lawrence and Lowell, Mass; Cincinnati; Corpus Christi, Texas; Houston; and elsewhere to kick off the 2014 school year.
 
MERIDEN
 
WHO:             AFT President Randi Weingarten
AFT Connecticut President Melodie Peters
Gov. Dannel Malloy
Meriden Federation of Teachers President Erin Benham
Local elected and school officials
 
WHERE:       Roger Sherman Elementary School
64 North Pearl St.
 
WHEN:          Sept. 5, 9:30-11:45 a.m.
                        Classroom visits 9:30-10:30am
                        Conversation with Teachers 10:45-11:45am
 
 
NEW HAVEN
 
WHO:             AFT President Randi Weingarten
                        AFT Connecticut President Melodie Peters
                        Gov. Dannel Malloy
                        New Haven Federation of Teachers President David Cicarella
                        Local elected and school officials
 
WHERE:       Fair Haven Elementary School
                        164 Grand Ave.
 
WHEN:          Sept. 5, 1:15-4 p.m.
                        Classroom visits 1:15-2:15pm
 
                        Conversation with Teachers 2:30-4:00pm