Connecticut RTTT Update

Approximately 120 districts have signed on to Connecticut’s Race to the Top (RTTT) Application, which the state must submit to the federal government by this Tuesday. The U.S.  Department of Education will review applications and awards will be made sometime this spring.   If Connecticut is not accepted in the first phase of the process…

Thousands of CEA Members Sign Petitions Opposing Health Care Excise Tax

CEA delivered hundreds of petitions signed by more than 10,000 teachers to members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation today.  The petitions urge lawmakers to oppose a proposed excise tax on health care benefits. The U.S. Senate’s version of proposed health care reform legislation includes an excise tax on so-called “Cadillac” health care plans, such as the…