National Day of Blogging for Real Education Reform

Today is the The National Day of Blogging for Real Education Reform, an opportunity for educators to blog about positive reform, using your expertise to talk about how education should be transformed for all learners. The event was created by the American Association of School Administrators and ASCD. It’s an excellent day to contribute your voice to the dialog and check…

Time to Vote!

Election Day is finally here – please remember to vote today!  This is one of the most important elections for the State of Connecticut in many years.  For more information about CEA’s endorsed candidates and the positions of the gubernatorial candidates, visit www.cea.org. If you don’t know where your polling place is, you can look…

And Rhee Makes Three

Michelle Rhee, controversial superintendent in Washington, DC, announced her resignation Wednesday. Just a few days ago Arne Duncan’s successor in Chicago, Ron Huberman,  announced that he will leave as well based upon Mayor Daley’s surprise decision not to stand for reelection. Also, Mark Roosevelt in Pittsburg announced his departure after five years. Both Roosevelt and…

Gubernatorial Candidates on Education

Newspapers are reporting that — at a forum on public education — Tom Foley, the Republican candidate for governor, indicated he would abolish teacher tenure, eliminate binding arbitration, overhaul state pensions, and support merit pay. The gubernatorial candidates met in Middletown last night for  a debate sponsored by the Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now.  The…