Deadline Coming Up for Nominations for CEA Human and Civil Rights Awards

Do you know an educator who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to multiculturalism, equal opportunities, LGBTQQI support and awareness, conflict resolution, or other social issues pertinent to students and public education? Nominate yourself or a colleague for one of nine CEA Human and Civil Rights Awards. Now easier than ever, nominations can be made online. The deadline…

Apply Now for an NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowship

Applications are being accepted through February 4 for the 2020 NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowship—a year of professional development that includes a summer field study in Peru. The fellowship is an opportunity for K-12 educators to integrate global competency into their daily classroom instruction, advocate for global competency in their schools and districts, and help…

Union a Priority for Stamford Building Rep

Teachers are often stretched thin between planning, teaching, grading, and assisting with extracurriculars. That’s certainly the case for Stamford teacher Kate Tobin, who teaches a full load of English classes, has co-organized lip-dub music videos to enhance school spirit at Westhill High, and coordinates the Westhill Alumni Network. Despite her many commitments, Tobin makes it…

DeVos’ School Safety Plan Ignores Schools’ Real Needs

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ Federal Commission on School Safety was supposed to address gun violence in our schools and recommend ways schools can keep students safe. Instead, the commission yesterday released a report that recommends pressuring educators to possess dangerous firearms in our schools and stripping students’ of civil rights protections, which seek to prevent…

Victory for Wallingford Teachers, Students, but Fight Continues Against Mega High School

“We made a difference,” said Wallingford Education Association (WEA) President Lou Faiella, regarding the Board of Education’s decision last night to scrap any plans for consolidating the town’s two middle schools into one. However, the battle to keep both high schools open in Wallingford continues. A week after coming out in force to oppose school…