Enough is Enough: Thousands of Teachers Join Students in March to End Gun Violence

Chanting “enough is enough” and “we want gun control now,” students, teachers, parents, and community members marched from the Corning Fountain in Bushnell Park to the steps of the State Capitol for the March For Our Lives Rally. The Hartford rally was just one of nearly a dozen similar demonstrations held across the state, and…

Teachers Organize Walk-Ins for School Safety

Before classes started this morning, teachers and school staff in Amity, Darien, East Haddam, Marlborough, Manchester, Stamford, West Hartford, and elsewhere throughout the state gathered in their schools’ parking lots and snowy courtyards in a show of support and solidarity for communities ravaged by school gun violence. Teachers organized the statewide early-morning Walk-Ins for School…

2018 CEF Read Across America Reading Bus Tour Makes Final Stop in Plainfield

Neither rain nor snow nor sleet would keep the bright blue bus from reaching its final destination on this blustery day. After rolling through six towns in five days, the Connecticut Education Foundation’s (CEF) 2018 Read Across America Bus Tour made its last stop this morning at Plainfield Memorial School, where—in spite of wet and…

Documentary Exposes Hidden Costs of School Voucher Schemes

CEA, together with Connecticut College and New London-based nonprofit Re:publicEd, sponsored a free screening of the documentary Backpack Full of Cash, which takes a critical look at the movement to privatize schools. Narrated by Matt Damon, the 90-minute film exposes the devastating effects of corporate-backed school reform on students, teachers, and whole communities. Filmed in…

The Wheels on the Bus Go Read, Read, Read

This morning kicked off the Connecticut Education Foundation’s 2018 Read Across America Reading Bus Tour, featuring a 38-foot bus decorated with characters from popular Dr. Seuss books and outfitted with bookshelves, benches, carpeting, and 3,000 donated books. Sponsored by CEF, the nonprofit arm of the Connecticut Education Association, the weeklong literacy event includes guest readers,…

CEA Teachers, Leaders to Appropriations Committee: We Need Full, Fair Education Funding

Quality public education does not happen without adequate funding. That was the message from CEA teachers and leaders who held a news conference at the Legislative Office Building this afternoon. The news conference came in advance of a public hearing before the legislature’s Appropriations Committee, where teachers pushed for the restoration of education cost share…