Students and Teachers Biggest Losers in Budget Crisis: Legislators Urged to Pass a Budget That Invests in Education

Cutting school programs, laying off teachers and administrators, diminishing resources, and increasing class sizes. These are just some of the actions school districts across Connecticut have already taken to prepare for the start of the school year without a state budget. Today, outside Maloney High School in Meriden, CEA, AFT, teachers, parents, students, and a…

New at Summer Leadership: Mini Sessions

Sometimes good things come in small packages—and that was the case on the final day of CEA’s 2017 Summer Leadership Conference. Day 3 featured a packed morning and afternoon of 90-minute workshops on a wide range of topics, including student debt, teacher evaluations, educator autonomy, culturally competent schools, adult learning theory, engaging members in political…

CEA-Retired Member’s Work Highlighted by NEA

NEA Today is featuring retired educators who are still making a difference—and one of those highlighted is Connecticut’s own Jon-Paul Roden. A former CEA-Retired president, Roden was recently elected to his second term on the NEA-Retired Executive Council. Read about Roden’s continuing contributions to the teaching profession below. Jon-Paul Roden Computer Science Teacher, Vernon, Connecticut…

Charter Discriminates, Penalizes Needy Public School Children

The following op-ed by CEA President Sheila Cohen appeared in the print edition of the Hartford Courant, July 30, 2017.  Every parent and student in Connecticut should be outraged over the continued lack of oversight and special benefits provided to charter schools in Connecticut — to the detriment of more than 500,000 students in the state’s public…