Share My Lesson tops 500,000 users

In less than two years, 500,000 teachers, parents and others have used Share My Lesson, posting, downloading and rating classroom lessons and other teaching materials—making it the most sought-after, free online collection of lesson plans and other instructional resources.


Apply now for the Prize for Solution-Driven Unionism

The AFT, in partnership with the Albert Shanker Institute and the AFT Innovation Fund, is accepting applications for the second annual $25,000 Prize for Solution-Driven Unionism, which honors the most innovative, inspiring examples of collaborative work by our state and local affiliates.


MHFT Newsletter -- April 7, 2014


Morgan Hill Charter II

Paige Cisweski, founder of Charter School Morgan Hill, has announced plans to open a second charter school in Morgan Hill.  She has held several community meetings to share her vision and get public input for a second charter school.

On Wednesday, March 19, Charter School Morgan Hill partnered with a new organization, P.A.S.S (Parents Advocating for Student Success), headed by Armando Benavides.  (Mr. Benavides was involved in the effort to bring Rocketship and Navigator to Morgan Hill.) 


Teacher Recognition Celebration & STEM Awards - Date, Details & Nomination Forms


Teacher Recognition Celebration & STEM Awards - Date, Details & Nomination Forms

The MHFT deadline for submissions is April 15 at 4:00. Letters of recommendation can be submitted to We hope that all sites nominate a teacher of the year for recognition at the general meeting and district board meeting.

Stem Nomination Form

Stem Application Form

Teacher Recognition Form


MHFT Newsletter -- March 20, 2014


CFT Convention This Weekend; MHFT Office Closed

Our MHFT leadership will be attending the CFT Convention in Manhattan Beach this weekend, so the office will be closed.  If you have an urgent problem, please send an email to


MHFT Newsletter -- March 17, 2014

Below you will find a joint CFT/CTA Press Release on the start of the Vergara lawsuit against due process rights for teachers (which the plaintiffs erroneously refer to as tenure).

Below that is a column written by Mario Banuelos for the Morgan Hill Times, which they declined to print.  (In fact, we at MHFT have also submitted items to the Times, including simple letters to the editor, which they have neither printed nor even acknowledged receiving.)

And below that is an important announcement from State Superintendent of Schools Tom Torlaksen about this year’s standardized testing.