Our Students Can’t Wait: Teachers Send Letter to Legislators Urging Restoration of ECS Funds

CEA President Sheila Cohen and AFT-Connecticut President Jan Hochadel today sent a letter to legislators urging them to convene a special session to restore ECS funding. Severe cuts in education funding are devastating the state’s public schools and shortchanging students’ education. Governor Malloy recently cut an additional $58 million in ECS funding, and more cuts…

Connecticut Congressman, CEA Members Speak Out for Educators and Pre-Service Teachers

CEA member Lindsay Aronheim joined U.S.Congressman Joe Courtney to speak out against a plan being considered in Congress that would hurt Connecticut teachers and college students pursuing careers in education. At a December news conference, Aronheim, a school psychologist at Terryville High School, explained why eliminating the federal student aid program that helps cover college…

Orange Students Learn About the Importance of Giving Thanks to CEA Holiday Bear Project

Thanks to the generosity of Orange teachers and students and their families, children who might not have received any gifts this holiday season will now have a brighter holiday. Members of the student council at Race Brook School recently gathered gifts donated by the entire school community and helped CEA Vice President Jeff Leake load…

Standing Stronger Together, Stratford Teachers, Community Send Clear Message: No Teacher Layoffs

A tremendous turnout of Stratford educators, families, and CEA leaders and staff at a special budget meeting of the new town council last night ensured that municipal leaders heard—and sent—a clear message to Stratford’s superintendent of schools: No teacher layoffs. While the nine-member council ultimately voted 8–1 to accept a budget that includes $700,000 in…

Teachers Call on Legislators to Address Education Funding in Special Session

Connecticut teachers are urging legislators to take up the critical issue of education funding when they convene for a special session later this month to focus on the draconian cuts devastating the state’s public schools and shortchanging students’ education. “While we appreciate legislators standing up for our senior citizens, our youngest and most vulnerable citizens…