Workshops Support Teachers in Making Their Voices Heard: Sign Up Now

A Manchester teacher says she sometimes feels like she’s in her own little world in her classroom, but she now has a solution: come to a CEA workshop. Second-grade teacher Cristina Rodrigues had never attended a CEA workshop before but she realized, “I need to know what’s going on.” After attending a CEA Reforum in…

From the Front Lines of Public Education: Connecticut Teachers Support Stronger Gun Laws

In overwhelming numbers, Connecticut teachers support tougher gun laws and additional funding to modernize school facilities to provide safe and secure public schools, according to the first poll of Connecticut teachers conducted on gun laws and school safety, released today by the Connecticut Education Association (CEA). “This is the first time teachers have been asked…

Reframing Bullying: A Paradigm Shift for Improving Schools

Want to improve your school’s climate? Stop focusing so narrowly on “bullying.” That was the advice Stan Davis, anti-bullying expert and retired school counselor and family therapist, had for teachers at a CEA Human and Civil Rights (HCR) Commission workshop earlier this month. Bullying has received increased national intention over the last decade. Forty-nine states…

New Teachers Learn About Participating in Democratic Process

Legislative lessons taught at CEA conference “Governor Malloy was supportive of education in Stamford, and teachers supported him in the election. Now we are asking, ‘what happened?’” said Stamford teacher Donna Slifkin. The technology teacher at Hart Magnet School was among three dozen teachers who attended the afternoon session “Year of Education Reform: You and…

Education Commissioner Impressed With CommPACT Success

“I see a spirit of collaboration, achievement and possibilities,” said State Department of Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor during his visit to Bassick High School in Bridgeport today, where he saw innovative school reform in action. Bassick, is a CommPACT school. The CommPACT model, which stands for Community, Parents, Administrators, Children, and Teachers, is implemented within…