Welcome Back!

A message to teachers from CEA President Sheila Cohen I extend my warmest wishes to you and welcome you back to a school year filled with hope and opportunity, a school year in which the demands placed upon you are determined through reasonable and collaborative flexibility, and that the professional development you are provided is…

PEAC Vote on Teacher Evaluation Long Overdue

BY CEA PRESIDENT SHEILA COHEN Connecticut has parted company with those who would reduce teaching and learning to a single test score. Today the Performance Evaluation Advisory Council (PEAC) voted to recommend the prohibition of the further use of a single, isolated standardized test score in teacher evaluations. The recommendation will be forwarded to the…

CEA President Thanks Teachers for Commitment to Students

In her remarks before the CEA Representative Assembly this Saturday, CEA President Sheila Cohen reflected on some of the historical events that hold special significance for the Association. One is the Bridgeport teachers’ strike, which helped shape Connecticut’s binding arbitration law. She also did not hesitate to call attention to the efforts of the current…