What Does Connecticut’s New General Assembly Session Mean for Teacher Pensions, School Funding?

Though his opening address to the 2018 General Assembly today emphasized Connecticut’s tradition of fairness and the state’s future generations, the governor’s new budget proposal delivers mixed news for Connecticut students, teachers, and schools. On the plus side, the governor’s plan includes a proposal to restructure state payments to the teacher retirement fund in a…

Enfield Teacher Wins Grand Prize Vacation Package from CEA Member Benefits Sweepstakes

When the school bell dismissed her students for Super Bowl weekend, Enfield High School building rep and business education teacher Kim Sweeney prepared to head down the hall to meet with fellow teachers. They were going to honor one of her colleagues—or so she assumed. Little did she know, Enfield educators—along with CEA leaders and…

CEA County Forums Bring Members Up to Speed, Stress Need to Stand Together

Teachers across Connecticut are coming out to their local CEA County Forums to stay on top of new threats to their profession and public education—and to learn how they can protect themselves. Top among those threats is a court case that aims to weaken teachers’ ability to collectively bargain for fair salaries, benefits, and working…

Connecticut Congressman, CEA Members Speak Out for Educators and Pre-Service Teachers

CEA member Lindsay Aronheim joined U.S.Congressman Joe Courtney to speak out against a plan being considered in Congress that would hurt Connecticut teachers and college students pursuing careers in education. At a December news conference, Aronheim, a school psychologist at Terryville High School, explained why eliminating the federal student aid program that helps cover college…