Teachers Refresh and Reflect at CEA Summer Conference

From negotiations to teacher evaluation to citizen lobbying and much more, more than 500 CEA members took advantage of the opportunity to learn more about their union and their profession at the CEA Summer Conference this Monday and Tuesday. “Everything was a 10—the professional development was top notch,” says Avon Education Association President Jonathan Moss.…

Encountering Differences

Five years ago, a small eastern Connecticut community made headlines for all the wrong reasons. When the town, which is 94 percent white, hosted a high school football game, African American students on the other team were greeted with racial taunts. Jerry Fisher, who is executive director of the Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut, was…

Read All the Latest from CEA in the Online Summer Edition of the CEA Advisor

The Summer 2019 issue of the CEA Advisor is now online! This issue is published online only and will not be mailed to your home. Be sure to take advantage of hot summer savings for teachers at Six Flags, Red Sox, Yankees, UConn football, and more; squeeze in a good book; and check out these and other stories. #StrongPublicSchools, Election…

Reenergize, Prepare for New Roles in Your Local Association at the CEA Summer Conference

Many CEA Summer Conference workshops are already full, but several workshops perfect for those looking to become more involved in their local association still have openings. Don’t wait, register for this free conference taking place August 5-6 today. Come learn more about grievance processing, negotiations, or building a more powerful union by signing up for…

State Board of Ed Recommends Dr. Miguel Cardona as CT’s Next Education Commissioner

The State Board of Education today voted to recommend Dr. Miguel Cardona, assistant superintendent of schools for teaching and learning in Meriden, to serve as the next commissioner of the Connecticut State Department of Education. Cardona, a former fourth grade teacher who is bilingual, has served alongside CEA leaders on several statewide committees. “The Connecticut…

Bridgeport Teacher Testifies Before Congress on How to Stop the Teacher Shortage

Bridgeport is Connecticut’s largest school district, serving more than 23,0000 students, but the Bridgeport Public Schools have an annual teacher attrition rate of 10-12 percent. Today Bridgeport teacher and early leadership institute coach Michael Brosnan told members of Congress that, “While welcoming fresh faces each year, or in the middle of each year, was certainly…

CEA Members Represent Colleagues, Make a Difference for Students at NEA Representative Assembly

Sunday wrapped up the 157th National Education Association Representative Assembly (NEA RA) in Houston, Texas—a convening of nearly 7,000 NEA members from across the country representing their colleagues and their profession. Delegates discussed and debated 160 New Business Items ultimately adopting more than 60, including one initiated by CEA Vice President Tom Nicholas. This New…