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Teachers Share Unexpected Positives of Pandemic Learning

While the pandemic has presented many serious challenges and hardships to teaching and learning, teachers say there are some unexpected bright spots they don’t want to lose when schools are able to resume more normal operations. During a virtual presentation with author and award-winning education leader Dr. Peter Gamwell, teachers from Connecticut, North Carolina, and…

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On MLK Day, Rally for a People’s Recovery

Most Connecticut service plaza workers earn less than minimum wage, often with no benefits or sick days, and many have suffered harassment as they organize for better working conditions and a union. Meanwhile, McDonald’s, Subway, Dunkin Donuts, and their Connecticut franchise owners pocket millions in profit and from government support. Join supporters this Monday, January…

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Region 14 Ignores Will of Community, Cuts Position of Beloved Counselor

Despite an unprecedented outpouring of support from the Region 14 community, the district has confirmed Counselor Kathy Green’s position at Nonnewaug High School will be cut effective Feb 1. Green is a respected and much-admired figure in the towns of Woodbury and Bethlehem who students and parents say has been instrumental in connecting students of…

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Board of Education Union Coalition Calls on Governor to Create Uniform Policy for Managing COVID-19 Quarantines in Schools

Districts’ handling of positive cases and quarantines risks health and safety of all residents As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Connecticut and across the country, the Board of Education Union Coalition leaders sent a letter to Governor Ned Lamont outlining the need for a clear, uniform policy regarding how school districts should handle quarantines…

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Connecticut Educators Could Begin to Receive COVID Vaccine Before End of Month

Department of Public Health Commissioner Deidre Gifford said that the state will transition quickly to vaccinating group 1B as soon as vaccine appointments begin to open up.

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Statement from CEA President Jeff Leake and AFT Connecticut President Jan Hochadel on Phase 1B COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution Plan

The prompt vaccination of educators and school staff is critical to ensuring the safety of our school communities and expediting full in-person teaching and learning in Connecticut’s schools.

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Connecticut Teachers Discuss Attack on Capitol With Students: “Even an Event Like This Can Be Learned From”

In the aftermath of the attack on the Capitol in Washington, Connecticut teachers are having hard but important conversations with their students.

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Talking to Kids About the Attack on the Capitol

We can assure children that the majority of Americans are joining together to support justice and democracy and that the dangerous and unlawful people we saw in the nation’s capital will not be successful in hurting our country.

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New Legislative Session Beginning Today

Because of the unusual nature of this year’s session, lawmakers will likely take up fewer issues than usual, but CEA leaders, staff, and members are committed to making their voices heard.

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