Computer Science Education in the Spotlight at State Capitol

Connecticut high school students showed off their computing chops at a legislative reception honoring the winners of the Congressional App Challenge. The event—in which winners from each of the state’s five congressional districts exhibited their work at the State Capitol and demonstrated for legislative leaders what’s happening with computer science education in their schools—was hosted…

At Representative Assembly, CEA President’s Message Focuses on Strength in Solidarity, Diversity

The 171st CEA Representative Assembly continued Saturday morning, with nearly 400 delegates—teachers from every part of the state—in attendance. Addressing delegates as CEA president for the first time, veteran Cheshire teacher Jeff Leake urged teachers to continue the fight to protect students, public education, and the teaching profession; combat social and racial injustice; and grow,…

Waterbury Teachers Union Stands Together Against Salary Freeze: ‘No More Zero’

Wearing #RedForEd T-shirts, several hundred Waterbury teachers showed their strength as a union, their dedication to their profession, and their value to the community they serve when they packed a Waterbury Board of Education meeting last night. Their coordinated response—including chants of “No more zero!”—came in the wake of the Board’s recent decision to freeze…

All Aboard: Reading Bus Celebrates Literacy at Connecticut Schools

“Wowwwww.” “I can’t believe it.” “This is A-MAZING!” Those were just a few of the early reactions from fourth-graders climbing aboard the colorful, 38-foot bus outside Moriarty Magnet School in Norwich this morning. Today kicks off the Connecticut Education Foundation’s (CEF) second annual Read Across America Reading Bus Tour, featuring a customized blue bus decorated…

CEA Members, Leaders, Staff Testify Before Black and Puerto Rican Caucus

Teachers, CEA leaders, and staff testified yesterday before the Connecticut General Assembly’s Black and Puerto Rican Caucus on issues critical to teachers this legislative session. These issues included school climate, classroom safety, the persistent shortage of ethnic minority educators, and funding for public schools. “It is vitally important that members of the caucus hear from…