As many of us prepare to gather with friends and family tomorrow to celebrate a day of giving thanks, we at CEA want to take a moment to thank you for all that you do for your students, colleagues, and community.
In the second episode of CEA’s new podcast, Two T’s in a Pod, CEA President Kate Dias and Joslyn DeLancey focus on the threatening and harassing behavior some Connecticut public school teachers have faced in recent months.
With attacks on education mounting in Connecticut and across the country, teachers are standing up and speaking out to ensure that classrooms remain places where students learn about their world through an honest, truthful, age-accessible, and fact-based curriculum.
CEA has launched a new podcast, Two T’s in a Pod, hosted by CEA President Kate Dias and Vice President Joslyn DeLancey. The podcast aims to bring thought-provoking interviews, as well as actionable tips and strategies to CEA members.
American Education Week, celebrated November 15-19, 2021, presents everyone with an opportunity to celebrate public education and honor the individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every student receives a quality education.
During November, we celebrate the history, culture, and contributions of Native Peoples. Check out the lessons and resources NEA has compiled on learning about the tribes indigenous to North America and Thanksgiving from a Native American perspective.
Five CEA members have been selected as recipients of California Casualty’s Music and Arts Grant program—a program that ensures as many students as possible have a chance to take part in innovative art and music projects at their schools.
Connecticut continues to grow its number of teachers of color thanks to the Teacher Residency Program. A unique program that began at CREC with CEA support, it helps noncertified school staff with bachelors degrees earn teaching certification.
One of the best things you can do for yourself as an early-career educator is make time to socialize with other new teachers. Join other CEA members for free food, networking, and a chance to bounce ideas, tips, and questions off your colleagues.
There’s still time to sponsor a child through the Holiday Bear Project—and/or purchase merchandise to support the program. Each year, Holiday Bear provides gifts for children whose families are facing financial or other hardships.
Guilford and Coventry voters turned out in support of educators and schools yesterday and resoundingly defeated Board of Education candidates who had looked to censure teachers and micromanage classrooms. Many CEA members running for local offices won elections.
Tuesday is Election Day, and many CEA members are on the ballot. While presidential election years receive the most media attention, CEA President Kate Dias says, “It’s local elections that determine what you’ll be teaching and what your school year will look like.”
“It was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and I learned so much,” says Monroe art teacher Chrissy Scarpati of her experience as a contestant on the Food Network’s Outrageous Pumpkins show. She joined seven other contestants competing for a $25,000 prize on the second season of the show that aired this month.
In a surprise visit to Mansfield, state and local officials, students, education leaders and colleagues, celebrated the announcement that Kim King has been named Connecticut’s 2022 Teacher of the Year.
Connecticut is looking to update the state teacher evaluation guidelines and is seeking teacher input. A virtual forum is coming up on November 4 from 4:00 to 5:00pm that will allow teachers to share innovative practices and strategies for educator evaluations.
Bridgeport held a special reception—coordinated by BEA, CEA, and the Bridgeport Board of Education—in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month titled Heritage, Diversity, Integrity, and Honor: The Renewed Hope of America.
In his first live webinar for CEA members, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence Founder and Director Marc Brackett focused on helping teachers get a handle on their own feelings. This week he talked about how to help students learn to identify and regulate their own emotions.
In their homecoming football game last weekend, the UConn Huskies broke a two-year losing streak to score a 21-15 win against the Yale Bulldogs—a victory made even sweeter by hundreds of CEA members cheering them on.
Join CEA and Cambridge Credit Counseling’s joint webinar on October 26 to learn about income driven repayment options and loan forgiveness programs you may be eligible for based on your existing loan types.
You can help improve public education in Connecticut. Join your colleagues in taking the CEA Legislative Priorities Survey and share your top concerns this year regarding your students, the teaching profession, and public education.
Whether you’re looking to purchase landscaping tools, fall apparel, sporting goods, plane tickets, or more, remember to check out the savings available to you as an NEA member through NEA Member Benefits. View the offers highlighted for October below.
Teachers frequently need outside funding to innovate and address equity, purchase classroom resources, and engage in meaningful professional development. The NEA Foundation has grants available to current NEA members to help.
September saw multiple incidents of vandalism in schools around Connecticut attributed to a challenge circulating on TikTok. October’s new, potentially violent challenge is “Slap a Teacher,” and a list of future challenges that are harmful to students and teachers and disruptive to schools is circulating online.
Millions of Americans miss out on the opportunity to vote every year because they don’t meet deadlines or don’t know how to register. National Voter Registration Day attempts to right this wrong and make sure every person who is eligible to vote and wants to do so is registered.
Beginning today, public school staff members who are not fully vaccinated must submit to weekly testing unless they qualify for a temporary waiver on the basis of having had COVID-19 within the prior 90 days. Please note that educators hired before Sept. 27 who choose weekly testing over vaccination do not have to apply for…
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky today endorsed Pfizer booster shots for those who were vaccinated at least six months ago aged 65 and older, with underlying medical conditions, or at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting—the latter group includes teachers and school staff.
CEA’s efforts to improve air quality in schools got a big boost today as other unions and stakeholder groups joined CEA for a news conference calling on the state to be a funding partner in improving school HVAC systems.
A new ad campaign featuring CEA members is on the air and has been highlighted by several media outlets. The campaign underscores educators’ dedication to their students and commitment to ensuring safe, welcoming learning environments.
The state has released new guidance regarding COVID-19 testing requirements, documents that can be used for religious and medical exemptions, and forms to submit for those that have tested positive for COVID recently and want exemption from testing based on their physician’s documentation.
“The health of students, teachers, and staff in our schools depends in large part on the quality of the air they breathe,” CEA Executive Director Donald Williams writes in an opinion piece in the Connecticut Post.
CEA, in collaboration with author Marc Brackett, is launching a series of live webinars and online videos on a variety of topics to help you achieve your goals and improve your life inside and outside the classroom.
Hispanic Heritage Month runs September 15 to October 15 and celebrates the contributions, histories, and cultures of U.S. citizens with ancestry from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
CEA’s most recent poll of members found teachers remain concerned about school safety as the pandemic continues into a third school year. In particular, teachers want to see improved ventilation systems, social distancing, and COVID-19 testing policies to protect students, educators, and their families.
CEA, in collaboration with author Marc Brackett, founder and director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, is launching a series of live webinars and online videos on a variety of topics to help you achieve your goals and improve your life inside and outside the classroom.
Many educators remember September 11, 2001, in great detail, but for their students the events of that day are history. CEA members say that makes teaching about the terrorist attacks and helping students of today connect to the impact of the attacks all the more important.
While Connecticut educators enthusiastically welcome students back into their classrooms, deep concerns remain about COVID safety—in particular, the lack of adequate ventilation in schools—and stress levels remain high.
In a speech about the country’s path out of the pandemic today President Joe Biden called on governors to require the vaccination of teachers and school staff and increase testing of unvaccinated students and staff.
There are many ways that educators can connect with families of English learners and keep that communication strong. Regular communication can be challenging to figure out, but in many cases, it can make a tremendous difference in students’ learning.
This September, check out highlighted discounts from NEA Member Benefits on everything from meal kit delivery to school supplies and electronics. Browse all the deals and discounts available to you at neamb.com and cea.org/discounts.
Taking a break from the national stage to visit their roots, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona and Congresswoman Jahana Hayes paid a special visit to Waterbury schools to welcome teachers and students back and applaud the state’s goal of ensuring safe in-person learning.
The State Department of Education has released aggregate data from 2020-21 standardized assessments that show students who attended school in-person scored higher than did those learning under a remote or hybrid model.
NEA is offering members six-week Social-Emotional Learning courses running September 20 – October 29. Learn how to help your students explore and express emotions, build relationships, and support one another.
The U.S. Department of Education has approved Connecticut’s plan for the funding the state is receiving from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund.
Today is the first day of school for students in Granby, but earlier this week school staff gathered for a district-wide convocation to reflect on the last year and a half of pandemic learning and look to the year ahead.
Anyone who’s new to a school remembers that mix of new-chapter excitement and first-day jitters. The same goes for teachers. That’s why leaders of the Darien Education Association pulled on their bright blue DEA T-shirts, grabbed a stack of Dunkin’ Donuts gift cards to hand out, and invited every new teacher in their district to…
CEA legal counsel not only provides members assistance on a wide range of issues but also offers members free workshops examining the rights and responsibilities of teachers. Watch a presentation covering DCF investigations, social media and computer use, educators’ first amendment rights, workers’ compensation, and more.
At a recent kickoff meeting of the 2021-22 Teacher Leader Fellowship Academy at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, educators had a chance to come together to share their thoughts and reflections on the lessons they will take from the last year and a half into the new school year.
Teachers interested in getting the most out of their CEA membership participated in a 90-minute Member Benefits session that helped kick off day one of CEA’s annual summer conference, held virtually this year.
Teachers want all their students to feel seen, valued, and heard—yet it can be hard to know how to begin those conversations about race and cultural identity that can make students feel safe and welcome. That’s why Westport educators led a session on the topic at CEA’s Virtual Summer Conference.
You know better than anyone: There’s never a dull moment in the life of an educator. It’s exciting and rewarding, but it can be a challenge when you need a minute to sort out the tough stuff—like finances. Luckily, you don’t need to put life on pause to get a handle on your budget. Your…
During the 2020-21 school year many students were faced with the unfamiliar prospect of remote learning and didn’t know what to expect. Simsbury teacher Agnieszka Petlik had a whole classroom of remote first graders, and their experiences and those of students like them prompted her to write the book Follow Me to Distance Learning.
The CEA Summer Experience is less than two weeks away, but it’s not the only upcoming opportunity for Connecticut teachers to gain new skills and hone their craft. CEA offers professional development opportunities to members year round, and the Connecticut State Department of Education is also offering summer learning activities for teachers.
Teachers frequently need outside funding to purchase classroom resources and to engage in meaningful professional development. The NEA Foundation has grants available to current NEA members to help with both.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued guidance for schools that supports in-person learning, urges vaccination for all who are eligible, and recommends masking for everyone over the age of two.
This summer your NEA membership gives you discounts on camping equipment, sportswear, magazines, new and used cars, and much more. Check out all the deals and discounts available to you as an NEA Member.
As they worked to set the agenda for the nation’s largest labor union, delegates to the NEA Representative Assembly, including nearly 100 CEA members, considered and debated amendments to the NEA Constitution, bylaws, policy statements, and resolutions—as well as 59 new business items.
President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden joined the NEA Representative Assembly (RA) Friday to thank teachers for their dedication to their profession and stress the importance of investing in public education.
High summer temperatures, like those we’re experiencing with the current heat wave, usually translate to high energy bills. There are ways to stay cool and comfortable this summer, however, while also saving money.
The Supreme Court issued a decision in a case that questioned whether schools can legally punish students for speech on their social media accounts, even outside of school hours and away from school campuses.
With the pandemic exacerbating food insecurity, hundreds of thousands of Connecticut residents have been struggling with hunger; more than 150,000 of them are children. Fortunately, teachers have stepped in to help.
Did you know that being a CEA member gives you access to discounts on products and services you use every day as well as special offers on travel and entertainment? Unlock your savings with your CEA membership card every time you log on to cea.org/discounts.
Research shows that students benefit from quality summer and extended learning experiences, especially students from low-income communities who typically lack resources to extend their education beyond the school day.
Just four years ago Farmington voters resoundingly defeated a proposal for a new high school, but thanks to the advocacy of educators, students, and parents, last week the town voted two to one to replace the aging building.
Even though the budget the Connecticut General Assembly is expected to pass before the close of the legislative session tomorrow does not include many of the investments they’d been advocating for, Recovery for All Coalition members are vowing to keep up the fight.
As June 9 approaches and the end of the legislative session nears, members of the Recovery for All coalition—which includes CEA—gathered at the State Capitol and Legislative Office Building to send the governor and lawmakers a message: invest fully and equitably in Connecticut’s communities.
Thanks to CEA’s continued advocacy and close collaboration with other stakeholder groups, the Connecticut State Department of Education has allowed greater flexibility in teacher evaluations for the 2021-2022 school year.
Connecticut 2019 Teacher of the Year Sheena Graham joined legislators, homecare workers, childcare workers, and others at a press conference calling on the state to make long-term investments in education, health care, housing, labor protections, jobs, workforce development, and municipal aid.
Between June and August this year, NEA is holding virtual engagements designed to deepen knowledge, build connections, and create a country that is free, safe, and just for every man, woman, and child.
The State Department of Education and Department of Public Health recently clarified that updated masking protocols from the CDC and State of Connecticut do not change masking requirements within public schools.
May Is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have made wide-ranging contributions to the United States, and you and your students can celebrate their heritage and contributions with lessons and activities.
From savings on clothing to appliances to flowers to cell phone plans and more, remember to check out the deals and discounts available to you through NEA Member Benefits. Below are highlighted offers for May.
Join the Teacher Leader Fellowship Program Institute on May 26, and learn uplifting, practical suggestions from teachers in the program, as well as how they navigated this year with creativity, innovation, collaboration, and resiliency.
CEA’s John McCormick Award recipient will participate in the NEA Foundation’s Annual Salute to Excellence in Education Gala. Five finalists at the gala will receive a $10,000 award and one grand prize winner will receive $25,000.
Hundreds of educators, parents, lawmakers, healthcare professionals, and others marched on the governor’s residence this weekend to demand a budget that provides the funding Connecticut’s children, families, communities, and working people deserve.
“Students are facing a mental health crisis—a crisis exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic—and we need to address it head-on, with funding to provide much-needed social emotional supports,” Bridgeport Education Association President Ana Batista told the crowd at a Recovery for All rally held outside the city’s Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services on April…
In his first formal address before a joint session of Congress, President Joe Biden reflected on the progress of our nation on the eve of his 100th day in office, outlining his plans for continued advances in education, social and environmental justice, health and safety, economic recovery, and more.
Teachers from all across the state will take part in a May Day march on the governor’s mansion this Saturday and are encouraging their colleagues to join them. Their message is clear: fund our schools, and fund our future.
The Connecticut State Department of Education released interim guidance for remote learning for the 2021-22 school year that ends the mandate to provide a voluntary remote learning option for all students, raises concerns about dual instruction, and stresses that in-person education is best for students.
Two years ago, CEA and AFT CT partnered on an exciting program—TeachRock—that helps educators bring classroom lessons to life with music and the arts. Now, Governor Lamont and the State Department of Education have agreed to make Connecticut first in the nation to implement the program statewide.
We are saddened to learn that Phil Sylvestro, a very dedicated and active teacher in Wallingford for 35 years, passed away earlier this month. He was dedicated to his family, students, and colleagues, and a true friend throughout his life. He was a truly honest man for all.
Legislators yesterday heard testimony on a bill that would create the Connecticut Equitable Investment Fund and raise $1.14 billion in annual revenue to address education funding inequities and help the state meet the various needs of its communities.
With a new, two-year state budget set to be decided before the current legislative session ends, a vocal coalition continues to demand a plan that prioritizes public education, the public good, and an equitable recovery from the pandemic. Recovery for All, a coalition that includes CEA, organized a rally this weekend outside the Department of…
By now, every educator can tell the story of how the pandemic has upended teaching and learning. Economic gaps and inequities laid bare. The whiplash of school closures and reopenings fueled by outbreaks and quarantines. The constant toggling between remote and in-person students, a model that has left educators, students, and parents alike depleted.
Connecticut’s own 2019 Teacher of the Year Sheena Graham was one of four public school educators from around the country interviewed on CBS This Morning about the ongoing challenges of teaching through a pandemic, the added pressures of standardized testing on students, and more.
Nearly half of all children and adolescents in the U.S. have experienced at least one type of childhood trauma. About one in every four will witness or experience a traumatic event before their fourth birthday. These are sobering statistics, made even worse by the collective trauma of the COVID pandemic. CEA’s Ethnic Minority Affairs Commission…
CEA members call the CEA Legal Department’s Teachers and the Law workshop “helpful” and “eye-opening,” and especially now during the pandemic it’s critical for you to know your rights and responsibilities.
During the pandemic, arts are playing an even more critical role in helping children express themselves, connect with each other, process stress, and stay engaged in their virtual/hybrid/socially distanced learning environment.
As children across the country return to more in-person learning, experts caution that the stress of the pandemic might be showing up in unexpected ways, and that we need to appropriately support both children and teachers.
Vice President Kamala Harris arrived in New Haven this afternoon to discuss aspects of the American Rescue Plan aimed at addressing the needs of our nation’s children, particularly those living in poverty.
“Increasing the diversity among our Connecticut teaching profession is crucial to the vitality, success, and the excellence of all of our schools,” CEA Vice President Tom Nicholas told legislators during a recent public hearing.
Many veteran Connecticut teachers are describing the 2020-21 school year as the hardest year they’ve ever faced. They attribute this partially to the stress of the pandemic and its toll on their students, but also to the impossibility of teaching students simultaneously online and in-person.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Connecticut has taken the bold step of exposing the state’s inequities and identifying racism as a public health crisis. “The time is now to address this crisis,” CEA President Jeff Leake told legislators during a public hearing today.
Connecticut needs to be a place where all residents can thrive, which is why teachers, students, parents, community members, religious leaders, and labor organizations are holding a rally this Thursday in Danbury and giving testimony before the legislature’s Finance Committee today.
Essential workers have been busy on the frontlines keeping Connecticut running throughout the pandemic, yet when they’ve contracted COVID-19 on the job, they’ve frequently failed to receive the workers’ compensation benefits they deserve.
Even in Connecticut, the forces that have worked to undermine unions in other parts of the country are at work. State legislators are debating a new law that would provide much-needed support for unions.
In first- and second-grade classrooms across Bridgeport today, students experienced the joy of reading by watching a puppet show, hearing from a children’s author, and choosing a book of their very own to take home.
As February draws to a close, many schools are wrapping up Black History units, but East Hartford teacher Nicole Campbell says teachers need to be looking for ways to incorporate teaching about Black history and excellence into their lessons all year round.
Manchester teachers are just some of the many Connecticut teachers who have met virtually with their legislators recently to voice concerns about what they and their students are facing and ask the legislature to act.
Join us for the virtual Early Career Educator Conference taking place Mach 2 – 10 after school. Take one or more of the 10 sessions that cover a variety of topics from dyslexia to streamlining grading to helping students deal with anxiety.
The Biden administration has announced that states will have to administer federally required standardized assessments this year, despite the many challenges forced on schools by the pandemic. States, however, are encouraged to request waivers from the accountability provisions of federal law.
As Connecticut’s COVID vaccine rollout continues, educators—who are eager for the safer in-person learning that a vaccine could afford—joined a candid conversation with state leaders and health experts about what to expect and when.
Vaccinate Educators Now! That’s the message of CEA’s new ad campaign launched today, featuring five Connecticut State Teachers of the Year calling on the state to vaccinate teachers and school staff now. The ad began running today on all of the state’s major network television stations as well as on digital media.
Join hundreds of Connecticut residents impacted by the COVID pandemic and demand a state budget that puts the needs of the people first. Show your support for a budget that tackles the extraordinary needs of this pandemic by participating in a Car Caravan Saturday, February 20 at noon in Hartford.
Our state’s budget should reflect our state’s priorities, but Governor Lamont’s proposed budget won’t support the recovery Connecticut needs, members of the Recovery for All Coalition said at a press conference today.
Twenty-seven states have begun vaccinating teachers, but Connecticut is not among them. Connecticut is not following CDC vaccine rollout guidance to prioritize teachers and instead has postponed vaccinating school staff.
If as a state we choose to prioritize full-time in-person learning, we also need to prioritize vaccinating educators. Teachers want to be in school with their students, but they shouldn’t have to risk their own health and safety and that of their families to do so.
“We need to invest now, or we’re going to pay later,” Dr. Miguel Cardona told members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, when asked about funding safe school reopening in a hearing yesterday on his confirmation as U.S. Secretary of Education.
A week ahead of Governor Lamont’s budget address, a group of thirty state legislators announced their plan to help those who have been devastated by the pandemic and ensure a fair recovery for everyone in Connecticut.
A coalition of community, faith, and labor organizations committed to reducing income inequality sent a letter to Governor Lamont urging him to support an economic recovery that all Connecticut residents can share.
As promised, on his first day in office President Joe Biden extended the moratorium on federal student loan payments to September 30, 2021. Learn more about your repayment options and how to manage your loans more effectively by registering for one of CEA’s free Degrees Not Debt webinars next Tuesday or Thursday.
Governor Lamont today announced that teachers and other frontline workers will likely be able to schedule vaccinations in late February or early March along with other frontline workers and individuals with underlying medical conditions.
While the pandemic has presented many serious challenges and hardships to teaching and learning, teachers say there are some unexpected bright spots they don’t want to lose when schools are able to resume more normal operations. During a virtual presentation with author and award-winning education leader Dr. Peter Gamwell, teachers from Connecticut, North Carolina, and…
Most Connecticut service plaza workers earn less than minimum wage, often with no benefits or sick days, and many have suffered harassment as they organize for better working conditions and a union. Meanwhile, McDonald’s, Subway, Dunkin Donuts, and their Connecticut franchise owners pocket millions in profit and from government support. Join supporters this Monday, January…
Despite an unprecedented outpouring of support from the Region 14 community, the district has confirmed Counselor Kathy Green’s position at Nonnewaug High School will be cut effective Feb 1. Green is a respected and much-admired figure in the towns of Woodbury and Bethlehem who students and parents say has been instrumental in connecting students of…
We can assure children that the majority of Americans are joining together to support justice and democracy and that the dangerous and unlawful people we saw in the nation’s capital will not be successful in hurting our country.
The dramatic rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Connecticut has prompted a growing number of public school superintendents to prioritize the safety of students, teachers, and staff by moving to all-distance learning through mid-January. We thank these superintendents for putting safety first, following the advice of health experts, and taking the wisest course…
You may already have received an important letter from CEA—if not, keep an eye on your mailbox for a letter explaining how you can help advocate on behalf of issues that impact your financial future and your working conditions.
When teachers pull together, the impossible becomes possible. Learn about the teacher advocacy that led to historic victories such as the Bridgeport teachers strike and Keep the Promise campaign, and how teacher advocacy is needed now more than ever.
Educators, parents, and lawmakers taking part in a virtual panel discussion organized by State Senator Tony Hwang agreed that getting students back into school buildings must be a priority—but when it will be safe to resume full in-person learning in schools across the state remains a big question.
Miguel Cardona’s formative experience as a teacher and administrator has been critical to his accomplishments as Connecticut Education Commissioner. He has been tested by the unprecedented upheaval caused by the pandemic. While this challenge has been a rocky road — and many issues remain unresolved — teachers and school support staff have appreciated his openness…
The Board of Education Union Coalition, a group of labor unions that includes CEA, met virtually to outline next steps toward ensuring that the state protects the health and safety of students, staff, and community members amid the current COVID-19 surge.
Don’t miss your opportunity to share your concerns regarding COVID-19 and what’s happening in your school district. CEA has once again teamed up with WFSB-TV 3 and AFT Connecticut for a survey to collect and publicize educators’ concerns regarding teaching during a pandemic.
Today marks a somber anniversary: eight years since the tragic shooting that claimed the lives of 20 first-graders and six teachers and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Sandy Hook remains the deadliest mass shooting at an elementary or high school in the United States. “We must never forget the precious lives…
Educators are overwhelmed by their exploding workload as a result of COVID-19, and specifically the continuing extension of the workday resulting from the pandemic. NEA developed COVID-19 workday guidance to help confront this issue.
Do you know an educator who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to multiculturalism, equal opportunities, LGBTQ support and awareness, conflict resolution, or other social issues pertinent to students and public education?
The holidays are different this year due to coronavirus concerns, and many are forgoing in-person family gatherings. NEA Member Benefits is ready to help you make the most out of this holiday season, whatever your plans may be.
Dozens of teachers, along with students, parents, policymakers, and community stakeholders, participated in a virtual symposium to explore topics such as special education, social emotional learning, engaging parents and other caregivers, technology, and the future of distance learning.
A day after Stratford teachers held a rally to protest against a plan that would have had students back in school four days a week for in-person learning, the district is changing course and going all remote through December 4, with a plan to return to a hybrid model after that point.
Dr. Lammia Agoora, a teacher at Rogers Park Middle School in Danbury, is one of only 46 teachers from around the country to be selected as a recipient of the California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence.
On the very first day that Stratford moved from hybrid to four days a week of in-person learning for kindergarteners and first graders a kindergarten class is being forced to go remote until December 1 due to a positive COVID case.
Connecticut has limited indoor and outdoor gatherings to 10 people or fewer to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and also requires those who travel to many other states to quarantine or provide the results of a negative COVID test upon their return.