Back-to-School Tour with AFT President Randi Weingarten
Nearing the end of an eight-city back-to-school tour across the country, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten stopped in western New York Tuesday to shine the light on three model programs spearheaded by the Kenmore-Tonawanda Teachers Association. Weingarten visited with ninth-graders in a unique high school transition program; heard about a staff development center that serves teachers, support personnel and administrators; and learned first-hand from participants in a ground-breaking peer assistance and review program.

Weingarten noted the three programs show what can happen when a union and a district work together to do what's best for students - and educators, as well. "This whole tour has been about shining the light on good practice and what you're doing here are perfect examples," Weingarten said. "I think it comes down to (providing) three things: trust, tools and time."

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