PEAC Vote on Teacher Evaluation Long Overdue

BY CEA PRESIDENT SHEILA COHEN Connecticut has parted company with those who would reduce teaching and learning to a single test score. Today the Performance Evaluation Advisory Council (PEAC) voted to recommend the prohibition of the further use of a single, isolated standardized test score in teacher evaluations. The recommendation will be forwarded to the…

Symposium on Effectiveness in Educator Evaluation Coming May 21

A symposium — Celebrating Effectiveness in Educator Evaluation and Professional Learning — is coming to the Four Points by Sheraton in Meriden on May 21. The event, co-sponsored by the Connecticut Teacher of the Year Council and the Connecticut Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, is designed to provide an opportunity for teachers, administrators, and other education…

Great News: State Investing in Expansion of High-Quality Pre-K

Legislative leaders and educators gathered at the State Capitol this morning to announce Connecticut Smart Start, an historic 10-year, $200 million plan to provide 50,000 children with a high-quality early education experience and set Connecticut on a path toward universal pre-kindergarten. “This initiative gives teachers a much better chance of reaching young minds and opening…

Millennials Motivated and Empowered at CEA New Teacher Conference

“You are in the trenches every single day, and you are all heroes and heroines,” CEA President Sheila Cohen told the nearly 400 educators and future educators attending CEA’s New Teacher Conference Saturday. The teachers were at the Mohegan Sun Conference Center to learn strategies to help improve their teaching practice and raise their students’…