Teachers Elected to Leadership Positions at 162nd Representative Assembly

Over 400 teachers attended CEA’s 162nd Representative Assembly this weekend in Cromwell.  The Representative Assembly is CEA’s highest policymaking body and is attended by elected teacher delegates from CEA’s local affiliates. At this year’s Representative Assembly, delegates elected leaders to the positions of treasurer, secretary, and ethnic minority directors at-large. Jeff Leake Re-Elected Treasurer Jeff…

Key Reform Efforts Critical to State’s Revised RTTT Application

Connecticut’s twice-delayed in-school suspension law and the State Department of Education’s (SDE) proposed secondary school reform plan are both important links to the state’s success in its second Race to the Top (RTTT) federal grant application due June 1. Addressing members of  the General Assembly’s Education Committee during an information forum on the state’s RTTT…

Your Teaching License at Risk – Speak Out at a Public Hearing

The State Department of Education (SDE) is proposing some dramatic changes that could upend critical certification regulations and put your teaching license at risk. Hundreds of  CEA members attended the first three of five scheduled public hearings on these certification changes,  and urged SDE officials to reconsider their proposed regulation revisions.  Watch what they had…

ESEA Blueprint Proposal Disappointing

On  Saturday the Obama administration announced the release of its blueprint for reforming the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).  Read the blueprint and find more information from the Department of Education here. “We’re surprised that the Obama administration’s first attempt to rectify the problems in NCLB appears so inadequate.  For starters, there’s no serious…