Governor Outlines Commitment to Funding for Many Public Schools

Despite the state’s fiscal woes, Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced a proposal to increase Education Cost Sharing (ECS) funding to 117 of the state’s 169 cities and towns, while maintaining level funding for the remaining municipalities. CEA President Sheila Cohen, CEA Vice President Jeff Leake, CEA Executive Director Mark Waxenberg, AFT-CT President Melodie Peters,…

State Education Officials Announce Flexibility in Teacher Evaluation Implementation

The state process involving school districts developing new teacher evaluation plans is more fluid than it originally appeared, based on extensive discussion on Monday, February 4, among State Department of Education officials, union leaders, school superintendents, principals, and other stakeholders. The discussion took place at the state Performance Evaluation Advisory Council (PEAC), which reconvened on…

From the Front Lines of Public Education: Connecticut Teachers Support Stronger Gun Laws

In overwhelming numbers, Connecticut teachers support tougher gun laws and additional funding to modernize school facilities to provide safe and secure public schools, according to the first poll of Connecticut teachers conducted on gun laws and school safety, released today by the Connecticut Education Association (CEA). “This is the first time teachers have been asked…