Griswold Teacher Brings Back Key Lessons from Holocaust, Genocide Workshop

Two days after the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that claimed the lives of 11 Jewish worshipers, Griswold High School social studies teacher Hannah McNeil found herself in a discussion with other teachers about the difficult and important lessons that arise from human tragedies fueled by bigotry and hate. An early-career teacher, McNeil was…

Treasurer Details State’s History of Underfunding Teacher Retirement

As it decides what recommendations to make toward putting Connecticut’s pension funds on more secure footing, the state’s Pension Sustainability Commission today heard from State Treasurer Denise Nappier about the history of funding for the teachers’ retirement fund, the largest pension fund overseen by the treasury. “We must ensure the sustainability of the fund so…

Find Out How You Can Help a Child This Holiday Season

Many families across the state are facing unexpected hardships, but you can make a difference this holiday season by sponsoring a child through the Holiday Bear Project. Watch the message below to find out why CEA Vice President and CEF President Tom Nicholas urges you to consider sponsoring a child. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-36J5oxk6yw?rel=0 Holiday Bear—a project of…

Teachers Play Key Role in Electing Pro-Education Candidates

For pro-education candidates, Connecticut’s midterm elections were a victory, and teachers helped provide the decisive votes. “Our teachers came out in force, and they came armed with information about who supports them,” said CEA President Jeff Leake. “The report card was an important new tool for our members. It helped ensure that teachers were knowledgeable…

Pro-Education Candidates Sweep Connecticut’s Midterms

Thanks in large part to teachers who were determined to make their voices heard and their votes matter, pro-education candidates chalked up significant victories in yesterday’s midterm elections. Major wins were scored in the state senate and house as well as in a close gubernatorial race, where education advocate Ned Lamont defeated a challenger whose…

Hayes Is in the House

“This history teacher is making history,” 2016 National Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes told her supporters at a victory celebration in Waterbury last night. “I am honored to be your next congresswoman.” Five months after announcing her candidacy, former Waterbury teacher Jahana Hayes won her bid for Connecticut’s Fifth Congressional District seat—defeating opponent Manny…