NEA-Danbury Members Remind Board That an Investment in Teachers Is an Investment in Danbury’s Children

A sea of #RedforEd greeted Danbury Board of Education members at the Board’s meeting last night where more than 250 Danbury teachers filled the meeting room and spilled into the hallways and outside the building. “We are an investment for this community,” third grade teacher and NEA-Danbury President Erin Daly told Board of Education members.…

Lessons on Involvement and Activism Focus of CEA-Retired Conference

“As you know, many groups out there in the wider world, don’t like unions but they also don’t like pensions. They’re out to cut down pensions and undermine them in whatever way they can,” CEA Executive Director Donald Williams told CEA-Retired members at their annual fall conference this morning. Luckily Connecticut active and retired teachers…

Hartford Rally Part of Worldwide, Youth-Organized Movement Demanding Action on Climate Change

More than a thousand people turned out for a rally today in Hartford at the State Capitol, joining a worldwide movement organized by young people demanding action on climate change. Fifteen-year-old activist Sena Wazer, a UConn freshman and organizer behind today’s rally, told the crowd, “What I really want to see come out of all…

NEA & CEA Applaud Rep. Jahana Hayes’ Introduction of the Pell Grant Restoration Act

The National Education Association (NEA) and Connecticut Education Association (CEA) today applauded Rep. Jahana Hayes, longtime NEA and CEA member as well 2016 National Teacher of the Year, on her introduction of the Pell Grant Restoration Act, H.R. 4298. “Jahana Hayes has spent her entire adult life fighting for students, first in the classroom and…

Educators’ Appreciation Day Is Oct. 19 at Mystic Seaport Museum

Don’t miss Educators’ Appreciation Day at Mystic Seaport Museum on October 19! CEA members and their families (up to four people total with teacher ID) will receive free Mystic Seaport Museum admission. Don’t miss this special opportunity to explore the museum and learn more about the seaport’s educational programs and classroom connections. Education Department staff…

Educator Brings Prestigious Teaching Award Home to New London

“There are 3.2 million public school teachers in the United States; there are five Horace Mann Awards for Teaching Excellence given out in any year,” CEA Executive Director Donald Williams told New London teachers during their convocation Friday. “Representing the New London Public Schools, Connecticut has one of those five, Elizabeth Sked.” New London teachers…