CEA Complaint Cites Violations of State Law by Bridgeport Superintendent

Bridgeport School Superintendent Paul Vallas is breaking the law by not allowing teachers, parents, and community leaders to participate in the educational process as outlined in state statutes, according to a complaint filed by the Connecticut Education Association (CEA) with the State Department of Education today. The complaint details specific violations of state law regarding…

RESPECT Takes on New Meaning for Educators

Yesterday the U.S. Department of Education released a blueprint for RESPECT (Recognizing Educational Success, Professional Excellence, and Collaborative Teaching), representing a critical first step in ensuring quality schools for our students. NEA President Dennis Van Roekel said the Obama Administration’s blueprint for RESPECT offers a positive agenda for change by elevating and transforming the teaching…

Governor Signs Historic Gun and School Safety Law–Honors Victims of the Newtown Massacre

“Through our efforts today we honor those we lost,” said Governor Dannel P. Malloy, before he signed into law an historic gun and school safety bill, developed in response to the Newtown massacre that left 20 children and six educators dead. Several Newtown parents, including Nicole Hockley, who lost her son Dylan in the Dec.…

Teachers Praise Legislative Actions to Keep Students and Public Schools Safe

The Connecticut Education Association (CEA) applauds the governor and top legislative leaders for their leadership and bipartisan collaboration in developing a strong bill to address gun violence and keep Connecticut schools safe. The bill is before both chambers of the legislature today. “The Sandy Hook tragedy spurred legislators to develop one of the toughest gun…

Educators Unite to Protect the Retired Teachers’ Health Insurance Fund

“I paid $15,000 a year out of my pocket for health insurance before my wife and I turned 65 and were eligible for Medicare.” “Retired teachers are on fixed incomes and we don’t get Social Security, so increases in our health care insurance costs are difficult to manage.” “Both active and retired teachers have been…