SDE Offers Flexibility

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic has left us in uncharted territory, with more questions than answers. Given how quickly the situation is changing, we want to assure you that CEA is working on a variety of issues that impact teachers and providing you with the most up-to-date information possible. We are committed to keeping…

Tell Congress to Take Further Action to Give Families Much-Needed Relief

A bill President Trump signed into law yesterday is an important step in the right direction to provide relief during this difficult time, but the education community wants Congress to go further to provide families with immediate financial support and regulatory relief. The bill signed yesterday makes it easier for students who typically receive school…

Statement from CEA President Jeff Leake on the Coronavirus Pandemic

CEA is working closely with the State Department of Education and other education stakeholders on protocols for schools and teachers in response to the coronavirus pandemic. We agree with Governor Ned Lamont’s decision to declare a state of emergency in Connecticut and his recommendations to take precautions, including hand washing. As Benjamin Franklin so wisely…

Documentary Assists Teachers in Helping Students Dealing with Trauma

Toxic stress in childhood can lead to all sorts of negative outcomes later in life. Abuse, neglect, witnessing violent events, prolonged hunger, and more can wreak havoc on children’s developing brains, putting them at an increased risk for many types of disease, as well as homelessness, addiction, and incarceration Teachers today are seeing more violent…

Share with Legislators Why We Need a Comprehensive Approach to Address Student Trauma

The Education Committee has an important hearing scheduled for Monday, and we need you to share your stories! Monday’s public hearing will include testimony on legislation related to social and emotional learning in our schools in the form of HB 5378. While the Education Committee’s proposal contains important pieces, it is not enough. What is…