First Book and WrestleMania bring 32,000 FREE books to Dallas-Ft. Worth area

As a member of the First Book network, you're invited to submit a Book Wish to let First Book know how receiving free books would help you share the love of reading with your students. Educators and program leaders who are selected will have the opportunity to choose up to 1,000 FREE books from the selection of brand new Disney Children's Publishing and Hyperion books!

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Yearning to breathe free

In her most recent column appearing in the New York Times, which came out the day before the nation celebrated the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., AFT President Randi Weingarten talks about the damage being done to our country by increasingly partisan rancor and bitter disagreements.

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Tornado Disaster Relief Assistance

Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by the devastating tornadoes that ravished the Southwest Dallas, Garland and Rowlett areas on December 26th! 

All Alliance/AFT members that suffered damages and need assistance, please call (214) 397-7100. Leave a message that includes your name and a good contact number.  Alliance/AFT is coordinating efforts with AFT and the Dallas AFL-CIO. You will be contacted.

Additional resources that we've learned of from the Springcreek Church in Garland website include:

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Every Student Succeeds Act ushers in sweeping changes

The signing of the Every Student Succeeds Act marks a new day in public education, says AFT President Randi Weingarten, who stood behind President Obama (along with other AFT leaders and members) at the White House as he signed the law.

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AFT files amicus brief in 'Friedrichs' case

The AFT along with the American Association of University Professors, filed an amicus curiae brief in the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case before the U.S. Supreme Court. The case threatens to make it harder for working people to join together and speak out together.

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