At Early Leadership Institute, Teachers Hone Leadership, Professional Skills

More than 40 early-career educators from Bridgeport, Manchester, Stamford, and Waterbury gathered for a kickoff meeting of the Early Leadership Institute (ELI), a program of the National Education Association, CEA, and the Center for Great Public Schools. Teacher fellows were joined by CEA staff, including UniServ representatives, as well as their local association presidents—all there…

Apply Now for an NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowship

Applications are being accepted through February 4 for the 2020 NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowship—a year of professional development that includes a summer field study in Peru. The fellowship is an opportunity for K-12 educators to integrate global competency into their daily classroom instruction, advocate for global competency in their schools and districts, and help…

Victory for Wallingford Teachers, Students, but Fight Continues Against Mega High School

“We made a difference,” said Wallingford Education Association (WEA) President Lou Faiella, regarding the Board of Education’s decision last night to scrap any plans for consolidating the town’s two middle schools into one. However, the battle to keep both high schools open in Wallingford continues. A week after coming out in force to oppose school…

Labor’s Statements on Fiscal Stability Commission’s 2.0 Recommendations

The Connecticut AFL-CIO, Connecticut Education Association, AFSCME Council 4, and AFT Connecticut made the following statements in response to the Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth’s 2.0 recommendations: Salvatore Luciano, Executive Vice President of the Connecticut AFL-CIO: “Christmas appears to have come early for the richest 1% in Connecticut. At least, that’s what the…

Griswold Teacher Brings Back Key Lessons from Holocaust, Genocide Workshop

Two days after the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that claimed the lives of 11 Jewish worshipers, Griswold High School social studies teacher Hannah McNeil found herself in a discussion with other teachers about the difficult and important lessons that arise from human tragedies fueled by bigotry and hate. An early-career teacher, McNeil was…