Community Forum Stresses Essential Component of Student Success: Family Engagement

“If you have no family and community engagement strategy, there will be no school improvement,”  Karen Mapp, Ed.D., a community engagement expert, told a room crowded with over 120 people at the Holiday Inn in East Hartford this afternoon. The group of parents, community members, educators, future educators, and administrators attended the Community Forum — Linking for Learning…

Norwich Administrators Stress the Importance of Time and Money in Common Core Implementation

This year it has cost the Norwich Public Schools approximately $1.5 million to implement the Common Core State Standards (CSSS) in the city’s K-8 system. This money has come from state funds Norwich has received as an Alliance School District and from other grants, according to Joe Stefon, Norwich’s curriculum and instruction director. He presented…

Learn More About Changes to Teacher Evaluation at a CEA Meeting or Webinar

Teacher evaluation in Connecticut is changing for the better thanks to recent flexibility options adopted by the Performance Evaluation Advisory Council (PEAC). The new flexibility options, along with earlier changes adopted by PEAC, ​give ​districts ​more ​flexibility ​that ​can be ​used ​to ​promote ​better ​practice. ​ What do these changes mean for your district? Come to a CEA regional meeting or attend an online webinar…