Diversity in School is Key to Achieving Equity and Student Success

“Schools save lives and make a difference. School saved my life,” U.S. Education Secretary John King Jr., told more than 200 community members, parents, teachers, students, and policymakers gathered in Hartford today. King joined U.S. Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal to draw attention to the need to increase diversity in schools to drive positive…

Teachers’ Work is Invaluable and Essential, says President Obama, Honoring Waterbury Teacher

President Obama’s top order of business late this afternoon at the White House was to congratulate Waterbury teacher Jahana Hayes and acknowledge that it is time to empower all teachers with classroom flexibility and give them the respect they deserve. Mrs. Hayes was named National Teacher of the Year late last week. “Jahana sees grace…

Big Wins for Students and Teachers in Congressional Spending Bill

Teachers advocating together across the country have accomplished three important victories in legislation that passed through Congress last week. These wins, part of a bill to fund the government and make certain parts of the tax code permanent, include additional funding for programs benefiting students and families, permanent status for the educator tax deduction, and…

Congress Approves Historic Bill to Create Greater Opportunities for Students to Succeed

“We applaud Congress for getting the job done—passing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)—and doing what is right for students, teachers, and public education,” said CEA President Sheila Cohen. “ESSA represents a new beginning for students who have suffered too long under Connecticut’s failed policies of top-down reform and a broken system where excessive test…