Need for New Student Data Privacy Laws Subject of CEA Forum

“Connecticut is at a critical juncture when it comes to student data privacy,” Khaliah Barnes of the Electronic Privacy Information Center told legislators, parents, teachers, and concerned citizens gathered today at a CEA Forum on data privacy. “You have an important opportunity to come up with meaningful solutions to these issues.” The absence of strong…

Future Educators Enhance Skills, Give Back to Community Thanks to CEA Student Program

Over 100 future educators from around Connecticut will be giving up their Saturday tomorrow to come together for professional learning and networking opportunities at the CEA Student Program (CEA-SP) Fall Conference. CEA-SP members have been busy planning the conference, but it’s only one of a variety of projects the group has already undertaken this fall.…

Make Your Voice Heard: Share Your SBAC Experiences with State Committee

Representatives on the new state committee examining annual statewide tests need to hear your personal stories about SBAC’s effect on your students. CEA leaders have raised strong concerns about the reliability and validity of SBAC and want to share educators’ concerns, challenges, and suggestions with state education officials and others. Educator Marcia Ferreira, a Windsor…

CEA-R Fall Conference Expands Retirees’ Horizons

Expand your Horizons: Learn more. Travel more. Volunteer more. That was the theme of today’s CEA-Retired Fall Issues Conference at the Aqua Turf in Southington. More than 200 CEA-R members learned about new programs that can help them remain active, continue learning, and make a difference. “Teachers are lifelong learners, and today’s conference introduced retired…

CEA Members Join Colleagues to Rally for Public Education

“It was disappointing that teachers were not allowed to participate or attend a summit on education today—go figure,” said Westport librarian, Association president, and NEA Director John Horrigan. Horrigan was one of nearly 40 CEA members and staff, and more than 100 teachers from around New England, who rallied in Londonderry, New Hampshire, where Republican…

Join Your CEA & NEA Colleagues to Protest Failed Vision for Public Education

Tired of listening to so-called experts pontificate on “fixing” education?  Want to help reject the test, label, and punish ideas of so-called education reformers? Want all students to have a real opportunity to learn? Join us in Londonderry, New Hampshire on Wednesday, August 19, to support education reform done right. Teachers need to send a…

No Time to Lose—New Test Committee Must Get to Work

Connecticut’s new Mastery Examination Committee—created in June by lawmakers to examine the state’s eight-hour, standardized SBAC test for third through eighth graders—should convene as soon as possible to get assessment right for children. CEA President Sheila Cohen said, “All indications are that this test is not a valid indicator of student knowledge and skills. This…

CEA Members Learning, Supporting, Connecting

To become the best teacher you can be you need time to engage with quality professional learning, make connections with fellow educators, and receive support from your teaching colleagues. Every August Connecticut teachers come together to do just that thanks to CEA’s Summer Leadership Conference. On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week 370 CEA members are…