Educator Certification Shortage Areas for 2015-16

If you’re working under an endorsement that is considered a shortage area you may be eligible for benefits such as loan forgiveness and mortgage assistance. Every fall the Connecticut State Department of Education surveys public school districts to determine teacher shortage areas. The State Department of Education yesterday released the Certification Shortage Areas for 2015-16,…

Educators Can Help Put an End to Overtesting in Connecticut Schools

“We need educators from across the state to stand up and speak out to end burdensome, high-stakes testing in Connecticut,” said CEA Executive Director Mark Waxenberg. Waxenberg told Hartford County CEA leaders at a forum in Hartford earlier this week that legislators are considering a testing bill, Senate Bill 1095, but it must be amended…

CEA Joins Congressman Courtney for Announcement on Bill to Repeal Tax that Would Hurt Educators

CEA President Sheila Cohen joined U.S. Congressman Joe Courtney today as he unveiled legislation that would eliminate the excise tax on higher-cost health insurance plans scheduled to take effect in 2018. The Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act has 65 cosponsors and would repeal the tax that unfairly burdens Connecticut educators and other members of…