Kudos to the State Board of Education for starting revocation proceedings against Path Academy Charter School in Windham for defrauding the state of nearly $1.6 million, billing the state for 128 phantom students, operating unauthorized schools, and tolerating excessive absenteeism. >Read CEA News Release.
CEA helped improve and pass this important bill, including defeating an attempt to add disastrous language that would have worsened teacher evaluation and weakened professional standards. The bill maintains high teacher standards and includes innovative policy recommendations to put more minority teachers in the classroom.
A measure prohibiting making cuts to next year’s school funding is now part of the budget that just passed.
Legislators worked up to the end of the session before reaching a budget agreement. The sticking point: Attacks on collective bargaining. CEA members and staff were able to help defeat efforts to take away rights to bargain for wages, benefits, and working conditions. Read article- Collective bargaining, not money dominates budget fight. The budget bill created…
Senate Bill 453 protects the safety of students and teachers in the classroom and ensures that students who need assistance get the help they need before returning to the classroom. The bill passed by a 124-25 vote in the House on Tuesday and unanimously in the Senate.
Click here to see how your legislator voted on the bill, which now goes to the governor for his signature
Thank you for your help! Because of the hard work of CEA members and staff, the following issues are pending in the General Assembly’s legislative session that ends at midnight on Wednesday, May 9. Teacher Assault: Senate Bill 453, which strengthens teachers’ rights to protect themselves and their students, passed unanimously in the Senate on…
CEA members save up to 27% on professional women’s basketball at the Mohegan Sun. Catch the season home opener, May 20, with tickets as low as $20.
The Yard Goats have won seven of their last nine games. Catch all the action May 5 when they play the Portland Sea Dogs at CEA Teacher Appreciation Day.
When students are exposed to bullying, violence, or neglect, the impact on their social and emotional well-being can be profound. Learn strategies you can use in your classroom to help your students deal with the impact of trauma. Get details on CEA’s members- only workshop on May 10 in Rocky Hill.
Sign up now to attend the second annual Teacher Leader Fellowship Program Institute on May 22 at Central Connecticut State University. Internationally known and influential education thinkers – Dr. Peter Gamwell and Dr. Pasi Sahlberg – will discuss the importance of teacher leaders and administrators emphasizing creativity, collaboration, and innovation in classrooms and schools.