CEA Summer Conference Registration Is Open

This year’s CEA Summer Conference has something for everyone. The 29 training options include everything from negotiations to understanding your pension to using meditation, mindfulness, and yoga to let go of your stress. The conference will be held August 5-6, 2019, at Mohegan Sun. Register on the CEA website, and view the brochure for a description of the…

CEA-Retired Members Elect New Leaders, Commit to Continued Activism

Elections and activism took center stage at today’s CEA-Retired meeting at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington, where members voted for leaders to represent them and learned more about federal and state policy issues facing educators. CEA-Retired members elected William Murray, currently CEA-Retired vice president, president. He succeeds Gloria Brown who was unable to run…

At Representative Assembly, CEA President’s Message Focuses on Strength in Solidarity, Diversity

The 171st CEA Representative Assembly continued Saturday morning, with nearly 400 delegates—teachers from every part of the state—in attendance. Addressing delegates as CEA president for the first time, veteran Cheshire teacher Jeff Leake urged teachers to continue the fight to protect students, public education, and the teaching profession; combat social and racial injustice; and grow,…

Thank You for Your Dedication to Your Students and Your Profession!

This week students, families, and communities around Connecticut are expressing their gratitude to teachers, and we want to extend our thanks for all that you do. Your dedication to your students makes an impact far greater than you will ever know. Your patience, caring, creativity, and flexibility make this profession one that we are proud…

Still Time to Register for Teacher Leader Institute!

How can teacher leaders enable creativity, collaboration, and innovation in their classrooms and beyond? Come to the third annual Teacher Leader Institute May 20 at Central Connecticut State University to find out. The day will feature three outstanding keynote speakers, Andy Hargreaves (professional collaboration), Peter Gamwell (back by demand on creativity), and Marc Brackett (social/emotional…

Workshop for CEA Members: Working with Transgender Students

Much of our society and the systems within it live as if the world exists in binary form. Male/female. Masculine/feminine. Man/woman. Either/or. The “both/and/neither/nor” identities inherent in transgender, gender creative, and gender fluid students (and coworkers) can bring up questions and concerns. This workshop is designed to address them. This free workshop, only open to…