Flexibility Implementing Education Reform

Educators here in Connecticut and across the country are working hard to meet historic challenges. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently announced that states can request flexibility in two specific areas when it comes to implementing new evaluation systems and assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Read Secretary Duncan’s letter here for…

Lyman Teacher is Awarded for Efforts to Increase Understanding

The spirit of Susan B. Anthony, a pioneer for the women’s suffrage movement, and Prudence Crandall, an American educator and reformer, is alive and well at Lyman Memorial High School in Lebanon, Connecticut, thanks to English teacher Liza Escott. Escott, the school’s diversity coordinator, is the 2013 recipient of CEA’s Susan B. Anthony-Prudence Crandall Equality…

Funding for Public Education and Retired Teachers’ Health Insurance Fund

Many important bills, including the state budget, were debated and passed in the 2013 legislative session that adjourned at midnight last night. Thanks to the hard work of CEA active and retired members, the House and Senate voted to keep the Appropriations Committee funding for the retired teachers’ health insurance fund in the final budget.…

Inspiring Messages, New Leadership Elected at CEA Retired Meeting

“You have immense knowledge and experience that is crucial for the growth of our organization,” CEA Executive Director Mark Waxenberg told CEA Retired members at their Annual Spring Business Meeting this morning. He added, “We are a more robust organization because of the involvement of members — from college students to retirees.” More than 150…