Wallingford Teacher’s STEM Enrichment Program Receives $100,000 Grant

When Pond Hill Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Christopher Stone founded the CT STEM Academy in Wallingford in 2012, he got a big assist from his state teachers union. The Connecticut Education Association provided a two-year, $10,000 grant to launch his after-school enrichment program, which, over the last five years, has opened the eyes of more…

CEA Retirement Workshops Coming to a School Near You

Want to learn more about planning for retirement? Comprehensive CEA workshops held around the state cover all issues related to the State Teachers’ Retirement System, such as retirement eligibility, purchasing additional service, how Social Security may be affected, retiree health insurance, and choosing a retirement plan. CEA Retirement Specialist Robyn Kaplan-Cho will cover a wide…

It’s Time to Set Your SLO: Here’s What You Need to Know

CEA is offering an interactive workshop on teacher evaluation free to members this September and October. This ninety-minute workshop is being offered in locations around the state to allow as many members as possible to benefit from this valuable information and have their questions answered. Register for a workshop. When it comes to teacher evaluation,…

Calling All Local Association Treasurers & Membership Chairs!

The work of treasurers and membership chairs is vital to every local Association—and these aren’t easy jobs. CEA will provide important information and support for ALL treasurers and membership chairs through free workshops being held around the state in August and September. These workshops, led by CEA Director of Finance Janet Streckfus, will cover membership…

New at Summer Leadership: Mini Sessions

Sometimes good things come in small packages—and that was the case on the final day of CEA’s 2017 Summer Leadership Conference. Day 3 featured a packed morning and afternoon of 90-minute workshops on a wide range of topics, including student debt, teacher evaluations, educator autonomy, culturally competent schools, adult learning theory, engaging members in political…

Connecticut Teachers Joining National Colleagues for 2017 NEA RA

Some of your Connecticut colleagues are in Boston this week as members of the world’s largest democratic deliberative body: the NEA Representative Assembly (RA). The more than 100 CEA members are some of the over 7,500 elected delegates who are representing three million NEA members. Delegates will debate the vital issues that affect American public…

Education Coalition Presses for Fair, Transparent Funding Formula

“This is investing—investing in our state’s future and the future of our students,” said CEA President Sheila Cohen, describing a plan that would create a commission charged with pursuing an open, transparent, and equitable funding system for public schools—one of the state’s greatest assets. Representing the seven-member Connecticut Coalition for Public Education (CCPE) at a…