While the jury delivered justice in its decision to convict former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin of George Floyd’s murder, that verdict alone won’t resolve decades of systemic racism in our nation. It is a critical step, however, in changing policies, programs, and practices that deny human rights, dignity, opportunities, and equality based on race,…
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.
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Federal stimulus funds will be used to reconnect with K-12 students who were absent or disengaged during the 2020-2021 school year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Keep an eye on your mailbox for an important letter asking you to take action to end dual teaching.
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…
Pandemic learning has tried educators and students as never before, but teachers are finding this year has also taught them lessons they’ll use going forward.
A Glastonbury educator challenged the idea of “gains” when the state and towns cut education budgets during a meeting with his state representative.