CEA Backs Treasurer’s New Policy to Divest Pension Funds from Irresponsible Gun Manufacturers

CEA President Jeff Leake joined State Treasurer Shawn Wooden, AFT-Connecticut, and gun violence prevention advocates for a press conference announcing the treasurer’s new Responsible Gun Policy—a plan that includes divesting state pension funds from irresponsible gun manufacturers. Annually in Connecticut, the cost of gun violence averages $1.2 billion and claims 180 lives. The new policy…

CEA Backs Treasurer’s New Policy to Divest Pension Funds from Irresponsible Gun Manufacturers

CEA President Jeff Leake joined State Treasurer Shawn Wooden, AFT-Connecticut, and gun violence prevention advocates for a press conference announcing the treasurer’s new Responsible Gun Policy—a plan that includes divesting state pension funds from irresponsible gun manufacturers. Annually in Connecticut, the cost of gun violence averages $1.2 billion and claims 180 lives. CEA President Jeff Leake…

How Connecticut Classrooms Are Celebrating Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is almost here, and students and teachers around Connecticut are sharing what they’re thankful for.   Miss Krodel's Class and Miss Schmitt's Class delivered the food we collected from our Project Kindness Food Drive to the Norwich Soup Kitchen today. We collected 200lbs of food. Way to go WEQ! #WeAreNorwich #Communitymatters #oldstompinggrounds #SJS pic.twitter.com/eUeKkPH3TE…

Let’s Celebrate Teachers and Public Education This American Education Week

This week, American Education Week 2019, presents all Americans with the perfect opportunity to celebrate public education and honor educators and everyone else who ensures that every child receives a quality education. Watch the video message below from CEA President Jeff Leake and Vice President Tom Nicholas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8m4QMAb50U?rel=0

ACES Teacher’s Grant Brings Music to Special Education Students

Music therapy makes a big difference for her students, which is why ACES teacher Jaime Plancon is excited to have some extra funds to purchase instruments thanks to a grant from California Casualty. Plancon, a music therapist, works at ACES Village School—a school for pre-K through eighth grade students with cognitive, physical, behavioral, language, and…