MINORITY TEACHER RECRUITMENT

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.

BUDGET VICTORIES

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…

ADDRESSING AGGRESSIVE STUDENT BEHAVIOR

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

Critical CEA Legislative Priorities Have Advanced

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…

HELPING YOUR STUDENTS WITH TRAUMA

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.

TEACHER LEADER FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM INSTITUTE

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.