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Federal union pledges support to Newtown teachers

The leader of a federal teachers union says she will make sure Newtown teachers will continue to receive support as they continue to recover from the deadly mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

News 12 Staff

Dec 3, 2014, 8:37 AM

Updated 3,490 days ago

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The leader of a federal teachers union says she will make sure Newtown teachers will continue to receive support as they continue to recover from the deadly mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, met one-on-one Tuesday with some of the teachers who survived the shooting that left 20 students and six educators dead in December 2012. Weingarten was joined by state and local union leaders to raise awareness about additional funding for mental health services for teachers and students. Weingarten says the teachers told her they are worried about what will happen when current grants run out next year.
Weingarten says she is committed to getting the teachers and students everything they need in the long term, saying it is her obligation as part of the union.
The school board was also presented with a collage honoring the six educators who were killed in the mass shooting. Their names have been added to a memorial in Kansas that was dedicated earlier this year in memory of fallen educators.


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