CEA, Teachers, Students, Parents, and Municipalities Withdraw Lawsuit

The Connecticut Education Association, the city of Torrington, the towns of Brooklyn, Stratford, and Plainfield, as well as teachers, students, and parents in those municipalities withdrew their lawsuit against the state today. The group was seeking an injunction against the governor’s executive order that cut $557 million in education funding to cities and towns. “On…

Old Saybrook Building Rep Superhero Advocates for Her Colleagues

Building reps are often a teacher’s first point of contact when questions arise—ranging from practical matters to sensitive subjects. They are their colleagues’ contract enforcer, organizer, and spokesperson. A building rep’s job is vital, but it’s time-consuming, and often receives little thanks. That’s why, here at CEA, we’re recognizing building reps around the state for…

Statement From CEA President Sheila Cohen on Governor Signing Bipartisan Budget into Law

The governor yesterday signed the bipartisan budget into law, ending the draconian education cuts made under his Executive Order. The new budget restores essential ECS funding to cities and towns across the state. Torrington, which was cut by more than $20 million, and 138 other communities whose budgets were drastically cut, will now receive the…

Town Recognizes Teachers’ 100th Anniversary With Southington Education Association Week

In 1917 the United States entered World War I, Ella Fitzgerald and John F. Kennedy were born, and 10 suffragists were arrested as they picketed the White House advocating for women’s right to vote. Much has changed over the last 100 years, however, as the Southington Education Association (SEA) celebrated its 100th anniversary this year,…

New CEA TV Ad Now on Air

The second in a pair of CEA TV commercials highlighting the important work of public school teachers is now on air. The ad draws attention to the teachers who recognize each student’s true potential and provide the encouragement, inspiration, and support to help every student achieve—because every student matters and every teacher matters. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeHL90GecnU?=0 Click…