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CEA and AFTCT respond to Governor Lamont’s announcement to provide funding for school reopening plans

“Governor Lamont’s announcement of an additional $166 million to support school reopening plans is welcome news for educators and parents across the state. It demonstrates that the collective voices of teachers, support staff and communities during last week’s car caravans across Connecticut were heard. “Now is the time to also provide clear, updated safety guidelines…

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Summer Experience Sessions Rescheduled Due to Tropical Storm Isaias

Due to the damage and widespread power outages caused across the state by Tropical Storm Isaias, five CEA Summer Experience sessions have been rescheduled. Here is the updated schedule. Teacher Rights and Responsibilities in a Virtual Teaching Environment  Tuesday, August 11 3 to 4:30 pm How to Engage Students in Conversations About Race (K-5) –…

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Guidance for Equitable, High-Quality, and Culturally Responsive Remote Learning Plans

In collaboration with the Connecticut State Department of Education and public education advocates the Center for Public Research and Leadership at Columbia University has developed guidance to support districts in creating equitable, high-quality, and culturally responsive and sustaining remote learning available to all children, no matter what their home situation and their education and language needs.…

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Governor Listens to Teachers’ Concerns During Roundtable Discussion; Announces Additional Flexibility for Reopening

CEA and AFT Connecticut organized a meeting between the governor and teachers and were pleased that the governor responded to teachers’ concerns regarding the need for safety, equity, funding, and flexibility.

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Teachers Take Their Message to the Streets in Safety First Car Caravan Rallies Across the State

Across the state, students, parents, and community members joined School Safety First Car Caravans to demand safe school reopening plans.

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Washington Weighs In: Senator Chris Murphy on School Reopening

More than 70 CEA members who are local leaders in their associations joined a virtual meeting with U.S. Senator Chris Murphy this week to hear congressional plans and challenges when it comes to school reopening.

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Teachers Call for Steps to Ensure Safe Reopening, Including Hybrid Model

A new survey of Connecticut educators reveals the need for safety and funding.

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Bloomfield Teachers Organize Black Lives Matter March

Hundreds turned out for a community march for students, teachers, and families—Black Lives Matter in Bloomfield Schools—organized by Carmen Arace Intermediate School fifth grade teacher Mary Kay Rendock and her colleagues throughout the district.

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Teachers Facing Challenges With District Reopening Plans

Districts around Connecticut are preparing to send their reopening plans to the State Department of Education by tomorrow’s deadline, but how those plans have been developed and the provisions they contain vary widely by district.

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