Keeping Cool in the Classroom

At least 25 Connecticut public school districts closed early today due to excessive heat and humidity. NBC Connecticut reported a record-breaking temperature of 92 degrees in Bridgeport, and tomorrow’s forecast predicts temperatures nearly as warm as today’s and even higher humidity levels. In a communication to parents announcing that the town’s elementary schools would close early today, Madison Superintendent Thomas…

Benefit of CEA Membership: Valuable Legal Expertise

“Helpful” and “eye-opening” is the way teachers around the state have referred to the CEA Legal Department’s “Teachers and the Law” presentation. Fairfield teachers were the latest group to hear from CEA lawyers, and they said the presentation helped them feel better prepared for the school year ahead. “This is critical information for all teachers,”…

Madison Convocation Speaker Highlights Need to Personalize Students’ Education

By Ray Rossomando, CEA Research and Policy Development Specialist Teachers around the state are kicking off the school year hearing a variety of messages from a variety of convocation speakers. Madison teachers heard from internationally renowned education scholar Dr. Yong Zhao who presented an inspiring convocation address, saying that what students will need to be…