New Legislative Session Brings Opportunity for Improving Teaching and Learning

State lawmakers will be back in Hartford tomorrow for the start of the 2016 legislative session—and that brings opportunity for teachers to advocate for improvements to education policies that affect their students, their profession, and public education. Tomorrow’s focus will be on the state budget as the governor gives his state of the state address…

Former Commissioner of Education Speaks Out in Favor of New Teacher Evaluation System

The op-ed below by Betty J. Sternberg, former Connecticut commissioner of education, was published today in the Hartford Courant. CT’s Chance To Get Teacher Evaluations Right It’s time for evaluations of Connecticut’s teaching force to create an environment for teachers and students more like that of cutting-edge companies such as my son’s San Francisco-based startup,…

CEA Proposes New Evaluation Guidelines to Promote Student Learning

“The goal of teacher evaluation is to strengthen educator support and practice and to improve student learning,” CEA President Sheila Cohen told reporters at a news conference at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford today. “With 43,000 educator-members across the state, we’ve had enormous opportunity to assess the new evaluation system against that goal. After…

Need for New Student Data Privacy Laws Subject of CEA Forum

“Connecticut is at a critical juncture when it comes to student data privacy,” Khaliah Barnes of the Electronic Privacy Information Center told legislators, parents, teachers, and concerned citizens gathered today at a CEA Forum on data privacy. “You have an important opportunity to come up with meaningful solutions to these issues.” The absence of strong…