Learn About Social Emotional Learning at Book Talks with Dr. Marc Brackett

CEA is partnering with Dr. Marc Brackett, author, professor, and director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, to offer CEA members two free book talks on his latest book, Permission to Feel. Dr. Brackett will discuss the critical role social emotional learning plays in improving children’s academic outcomes, enhancing their health and well-being, and…

Thank a School Counselor This Week!

This first week in February is National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association and the Connecticut School Counselor Association, and it provides the perfect opportunity to highlight the unique contribution of school counselors within Connecticut public schools. What does school counselors’ work entail? Eileen Melody, chairman of the Connecticut School Counselor…

Governor Pledges Support for Students, Families, and Teachers in New Budget, Legislative Session

During his State of the State address today Governor Ned Lamont made a series of pledges aimed at increasing support for Connecticut’s students, families, and teachers and continuing to build on the strides the state has made over the last year. “Our budget provided predictability to those counting on it most,” he said, adding, “I…

Stay Up to Date This Legislative Session AND Get a Chance to Win a $25 Gift Card

The 2020 session of the Connecticut General Assembly begins tomorrow. Though it’s a short session (three months compared to the five the legislature meets in odd-numbered years), it’s sure to be packed with many issues for lawmakers to tackle. Stay up to date on all the education-related happenings at the legislature this session by subscribing…

Conference Introduces Teachers to New Ways to Approach Negotiations

Nearly 100 CEA members representing schools throughout the state came together on Saturday, February 1, to learn new ways of organizing fellow teachers in their locals for better working and learning conditions, fairer salaries, and a more secure retirement. “I appreciate your stepping up for your members,” CEA President Jeff Leake told teachers at CEA’s…