CEA Members Head to Houston to Represent CT Colleagues

CEA members are trading warm Connecticut temperatures for the truly hot weather of Houston this week—all in the name of representing their fellow teachers at the NEA Representative Assembly (NEA RA). More than 100 CEA members are joining the nearly 7,000 elected delegates who are representing their colleagues around the nation. The world’s largest deliberative…

Teaching in the Present Tense: Using Music to Engage Students Across the Disciplines

CEA and AFT Connecticut joined forces to co-sponsor a professional learning workshop titled, “TeachRock: Music Across the Disciplines.” Thirty teachers from around the state, representing nearly every grade level and subject area—from physics to culinary arts—attended the free workshop. TeachRock is an arts integration curriculum created by the Rock ‘n Roll Forever Foundation, founded by…

CEA Members Promote Diversity, Equity in the Teaching Profession

Studies show that students of all backgrounds, but especially students of color, benefit from learning from teachers of color. CEA has several ongoing initiatives to support diversifying the teaching profession and the union, and a recent event gave CEA members the chance to make inroads on both fronts. Members of CEA’s Ethnic Minority Affairs Commission…

Your Advocacy Made the Difference This Legislative Session

The 2019 Connecticut legislative session ended at midnight last night, and, thanks to your advocacy, we were successful at achieving some of our top priorities. Watch CEA Executive Director Don Williams’ summary of what we accomplished this session. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nj_9fMg1KM?rel=0 Safeguarding Teacher Pensions The General Assembly has passed a fair, responsible state budget that ensures the…