Hartford Area Opportunity for Discussion and Networking

Meet CEA colleagues from other districts ​and ​discuss ​issues ​that ​impact ​teachers ​and ​minority ​students at a CEA event Thursday, November 20. The second annual Hartford County Local Ethnic Minority Affairs Commissions (EMAC) Regional event is open to all interested CEA members, not just members of local EMACs. The event, co-hosted by the CEA EMAC and the Manchester Education Association, will provide opportunities…

November Deals and Discounts from NEA Member Benefits

As you prepare your holiday shopping lists, remember all the deals and discounts available from NEA Member Benefits. Some of this month’s special offers are highlighted below. NEA Click & Save, the online discount buying service for NEA members, highlights select retailers and merchants each month. Check out these featured “Buy-lights” for November—just in time for holiday…

Robots Give Students with Autism New Learning Opportunities

Students at River Street School in Windsor  — a school serving individuals on the autism spectrum and young people with other developmental disabilities — now have access to a unique learning tool straight out of science fiction: robots. The robots help students with autism to improve their social, sensory, and cognitive skills —and the students are fascinated…

Educators Question Linking Standards and High-Stakes Testing

The Common Core standards were the subject of a recent panel organized by the League of Women Voters of Connecticut, but the discussion quickly turned to high-stakes testing. “We’ve wed ourselves to a high-stakes testing model for well over a decade, and it’s shown to corrode education rather than improve it,” said Madison Superintendent of…