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…

National Teacher of the Year Thanks Retired Educators

The nearly 200 retired teachers gathered this morning for the CEA-Retired Fall Issues Conference were reminded of why they went into teaching and everything they love about it still. “We will always care about public education,” said CEA-Retired President Gloria Brown. “Our organization provides many opportunities for retired members to continue to be active in…

National Teacher of the Year Talks Evaluations, Ranking Schools, and Giving Back

“There’s this common misconception that teachers don’t like evaluation, and that’s not accurate at all,” National Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes told WNPR’s Lucy Nalpathanchil. In an interview yesterday on Where We Live, Hayes touched on many aspects of her teaching career at John F. Kennedy High School in Waterbury, her experiences growing up,…

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…