CEA Retirees Spring into Action to Protect the Teachers’ Health Insurance Fund

“Active and retired teachers need to get involved in issues of importance to the profession,” said Marsha Baretta, a retired South Windsor teacher. “And right now a key issue is our teachers’ health insurance fund, and it affects all teachers.” Baretta, who was among a group of retirees at a CEA Retired Regional Member Activist…

CEA Tells Legislature Parental Engagement Key to Student Success

Parents are working longer hours today than in past decades, making it even more difficult to maintain a healthy balance between work and family activities. A balance between work and family creates more opportunities for parents to participate in their children’s educational experience, which improves student performance. That’s why CEA asked the legislature’s Committee on…

Education Committee Urged to Support a Community School Model in Connecticut

The Legislature’s Education Committee today heard from a panel of experts on the need for community schools in Connecticut to help improve student achievement, especially in our neediest communities. Senate President Don Williams, CEA Executive Director Mark Waxenberg, AFT Assistant Director of Education Issues Shital Shah, Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission Executive Director Werner…

Governor Outlines Commitment to Funding for Many Public Schools

Despite the state’s fiscal woes, Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced a proposal to increase Education Cost Sharing (ECS) funding to 117 of the state’s 169 cities and towns, while maintaining level funding for the remaining municipalities. CEA President Sheila Cohen, CEA Vice President Jeff Leake, CEA Executive Director Mark Waxenberg, AFT-CT President Melodie Peters,…