The Future of Federal Programs and Their Impact on You and Your Classroom

Education funding, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security — federal policies affect programs that are important to teachers. At the CEA-Retired annual meeting NEA Federal Lobbyist Al Campos updated members on what’s happening in Washington when it comes to these important issues. Watch the video below to find out what Campos had to say about the future of…

Connecticut Teachers Talk Education with Members of the State’s Congressional Delegation while Attending a STEM Conference in Washington

Stratford physics teacher Kristen Record and Guilford physics teacher Ernie Smoker were part of a group of 20 STEM teachers from around the country participating in the STEM Policy Institute in Washington, D.C., last week, co-sponsored by MIT and George Washington University. The CEA members are part of the Network of Educators of Science and…

RESPECT Takes on New Meaning for Educators

Yesterday the U.S. Department of Education released a blueprint for RESPECT (Recognizing Educational Success, Professional Excellence, and Collaborative Teaching), representing a critical first step in ensuring quality schools for our students. NEA President Dennis Van Roekel said the Obama Administration’s blueprint for RESPECT offers a positive agenda for change by elevating and transforming the teaching…

CT Senators, Representatives Hear from Retired Teacher

Retired teachers continue to be heavily invested in education and the needs of students even after they leave the classroom. Many retirees continue to volunteer at schools, work as substitute teachers, and mentor children. As a member of the NEA-Retired Executive Council, CEA-Retired President Jon-Paul Roden makes a difference for students through his visits to Washington,…

Inaugural Address: President Calls for New Responses to New Challenges

As we remember and celebrate the life of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and mark the presidential inauguration today, thoughts of nonviolence and justice are on the minds of many. In Washington, D.C., CEA President Sheila Cohen and CEA Vice President Jeff Leake were among the thousands of people who witnessed U.S. President Barack…

Gun Violence Prevention, School Safety Measures Key to Keeping Kids Safe

A New York Times/CBS News poll released today finds that nine out of ten Americans, including gun owners, support universal background checks for gun buyers. Strengthening background checks is one of the proposals aimed at preventing gun violence that President Barack Obama unveiled yesterday. President Obama’s plan includes gun violence prevention measures as well as proposals…