Watch How Wallingford Educators are Teaching About Giving Back During the Holidays

Wallingford social studies teacher Jean Mellor has sponsored children through the Connecticut Education Foundation’s Holiday Bear Project for several years now, and this year she’s gotten her whole school involved. So many students and teachers chose to participate that CEA’s Chip Karkos made a special stop to pick up all of the gifts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rdYrgsTThQ?rel=0

Nominate a Colleague for CEA’s 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 a colleague for one of nine CEA Human and Civil Rights Awards. Now easier than ever, nominations can be made online. Categories include: Susan B.…

Labor’s Statements on Fiscal Stability Commission’s 2.0 Recommendations

The Connecticut AFL-CIO, Connecticut Education Association, AFSCME Council 4, and AFT Connecticut made the following statements in response to the Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth’s 2.0 recommendations: Salvatore Luciano, Executive Vice President of the Connecticut AFL-CIO: “Christmas appears to have come early for the richest 1% in Connecticut. At least, that’s what the…

CEA and Education Stakeholders Well Represented on Governor-Elect’s Policy Committees

A standing-room only crowd of nearly 500 people gathered this morning at Eastern Connecticut State University, eager to help shape the future of their state. “Look at this crowd. You believe in the state of Connecticut,” Governor-elect Ned Lamont told the people assembled, many of whom are serving on 15 transition policy committees for his…

West Hartford Teachers Wear #RedforEd to Support Contract Negotiations

“If you were wondering why there are so many people wearing red in the audience tonight, it’s to show support for the contract negotiations with the Board of Education— to improve teachers’ working conditions, salaries, and health benefits,” said West Hartford Education Association Negotiations Chair David Simon. More than 100 West Hartford teachers wearing #redfored…