Old Saybrook Teachers, School Community Host Fourth Annual Jingle Bell Run

Saturday’s bright sun and brisk morning temps made for perfect conditions for Old Saybrook’s fourth annual Jingle Bell Run. A major fundraiser organized by Old Saybrook High School building rep and science teacher Amber Scherber and fellow science teacher Karen Carlone, the December 2 race brought in nearly 100 participants and garnered the strong support…

CEA Vice President on the Air Discussing How to Brighten Holidays for Needy Children

In public school classrooms across the state, students whose families are facing financial hardship have been nominated by their teachers to receive gifts through the Holiday Bear program. A project of the Connecticut Education Foundation (CEF)—CEA’s charitable arm—Holiday Bear brightens the holidays for children in need. You can make a difference by sponsoring a child!…

Teachers Join Senator Blumenthal in Opposition to GOP Tax Plan

When West Hartford teacher and local Association president Theresa McKeown heard that the Republican tax plan would eliminate the popular educator expense deduction she wanted to find out what this would mean for her colleagues. Most teachers told her they spend $500 to $1,000 annually out-of-pocket on supplies for their classrooms—considerably above the $250 the…