Pilot Evaluation Districts Share Experiences with Colleagues

“It’s extremely helpful to hear from the pilot districts as we all plan for implementing the new evaluation guidelines next year,” said Shelton High School Principal Beth Smith. The sentiment was shared by the other members of the Connecticut Advisory Councils for Administrator and Teacher Professional Standards who gathered recently for a joint meeting. The…

Teachers Continue to Contact Their Legislators and Urge You to Do the Same

Your colleagues have made numerous calls urging legislators to continue the state’s contribution to the Retired Teachers’ Health Insurance Fund. Please join your colleagues and keep up the effort. The legislature’s Appropriations Committee is still weighing  whether state dollars will be put into the fund for the next two years and every call makes a…

Teachers as Professionals: Raising Public Awareness in New TV Ad

Policy affecting public education should be made with teachers, not without them. That’s the outspoken viewpoint of teachers from across Connecticut who are featured in a new CEA TV public awareness ad that began airing yesterday. From teacher Maggie Barkin, a veteran, to teacher Lia O’Connell, a relative newcomer to the profession, there’s no doubt…

Watch Video to Find Out Why Teachers Are Alarmed About Their Health Insurance

The legislature’s Appropriations Committee is deciding the future of your retiree health care benefits. The committee is meeting to decide whether to continue the state’s funding to the Retired Teachers’ Health Insurance Fund. If the legislature decides to eliminate the state’s contribution to the fund as the governor has proposed, you will likely be paying…