Potential Educator Professional Standards Board for Connecticut

We won’t know what the proposal for a professional standards board for educators will look like until December — that’s the estimated release date for a final report from the Legislative Program Review and Investigations (PRI) Committee. The PRI Committee moved a step closer toward its final recommendations today, however, when it released the results of a study…

Respect for Experience and an Expanded Role in School Decision-Making Resonate on National TV Program

Veteran teachers may have felt their ears burning yesterday and wondered why.  BlogCEA has the answer.  Bloomfield teacher Mary Kay Rendock was on national TV delivering a public expression of gratitude to experienced teachers for the value they deliver to students and younger teachers in their school buildings. “A big shout-out to all the senior…

Scores Are a Tribute to Hard Work, but Federal Standards Dictate Even More

Continuous improvement is the mantra of today’s classrooms.  Even when you’re trying your hardest and doing your best, the drumbeat of NCLB keeps reminding you, there’s even more to do.  That’s the case with today’s release connected with federal NCLB standards of Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).  The State Department of Education issued a press release…