Inaugural Address: President Calls for New Responses to New Challenges

As we remember and celebrate the life of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and mark the presidential inauguration today, thoughts of nonviolence and justice are on the minds of many. In Washington, D.C., CEA President Sheila Cohen and CEA Vice President Jeff Leake were among the thousands of people who witnessed U.S. President Barack…

Gun Violence Prevention, School Safety Measures Key to Keeping Kids Safe

A New York Times/CBS News poll released today finds that nine out of ten Americans, including gun owners, support universal background checks for gun buyers. Strengthening background checks is one of the proposals aimed at preventing gun violence that President Barack Obama unveiled yesterday. President Obama’s plan includes gun violence prevention measures as well as proposals…

The Stories Teachers Tell

How can educators better promote their profession? Julie Conlon, a Florida teacher writing for Education Week, says teachers need to brag more. I received an advertisement for a magazine in the mail today. It quoted novelist Arundhati Roy stating that change is possible, and that to achieve it, we must tell our stories. “Stories that are…

School Cafeteria Safety a Concern?

How safe is the food at your school’s cafeteria? The Danbury News Times reports that Districts across Fairfield County — from Stamford to Shelton, Bridgeport to Bethel and everywhere between — have been cited for numerous health-code violations inside school cafeterias. Even well-to-do Greenwich had black marks on its record. And several schools have flunked repeated inspections,…