America’s Schools Would Get Billions in Relief from HEROES Act; House Set to Vote Today

On the eve of a critical vote that could provide $100 billion in direct funding to America’s schools, the National Education Association hosted a tele-town hall urging teachers and other education supporters to ask Congress to pass the HEROES Act. A $3 trillion COVID relief package proposed by Congressional Democrats, The Health and Economic Recovery…

Tell Congress to Take Further Action to Give Families Much-Needed Relief

A bill President Trump signed into law yesterday is an important step in the right direction to provide relief during this difficult time, but the education community wants Congress to go further to provide families with immediate financial support and regulatory relief. The bill signed yesterday makes it easier for students who typically receive school…

Bridgeport Teacher Testifies Before Congress on How to Stop the Teacher Shortage

Bridgeport is Connecticut’s largest school district, serving more than 23,0000 students, but the Bridgeport Public Schools have an annual teacher attrition rate of 10-12 percent. Today Bridgeport teacher and early leadership institute coach Michael Brosnan told members of Congress that, “While welcoming fresh faces each year, or in the middle of each year, was certainly…

Teachers Rally for One of Their Own

Chanting “Labor is your neighbor,” dozens of union members—including fellow educators—gathered on the Meriden town green Saturday to show their support for teacher-turned-Congressional-candidate Jahana Hayes. Hayes is vying for the House seat in Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District. A former Waterbury educator and Connecticut Teacher of the Year, Hayes was named National Teacher of the Year…

Connecticut’s Congressional Delegation Earns A’s on Education

Connecticut’s five members of the House of Representatives and two Senators all earned A’s on a recent congressional report card released by NEA. The report card measures congress members’ overall support for public education and educators. The grades are based on voting records on selected votes in 2013, votes and other actions involving union rights, and…

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…