Teachers Speak Up, Share Stories With Legislators: Join Them

Teachers have a lot to say on issues from their pensions to classroom safety this legislative session, which is why local associations around Connecticut are meeting with their legislators and making their voices heard. “Politicians make decisions that affect our students and our profession,” says Hamden Education Association Vice President David Abate. “Sitting back and…

Join Your Colleagues for a Film Screening and Discussion on How to Combat the School-to-Prison Pipeline

How are attitudes, experiences, and stereotypes impacting young people of color in Connecticut today? Join your fellow CEA members April 25 in Bridgeport for a film screening and an engaging discussion with experts on cultural responsiveness and juvenile justice. This workshop, sponsored by the CEA Ethnic Minority Affairs Commission, is free to CEA members and…

All Aboard: Reading Bus Celebrates Literacy at Connecticut Schools

“Wowwwww.” “I can’t believe it.” “This is A-MAZING!” Those were just a few of the early reactions from fourth-graders climbing aboard the colorful, 38-foot bus outside Moriarty Magnet School in Norwich this morning. Today kicks off the Connecticut Education Foundation’s (CEF) second annual Read Across America Reading Bus Tour, featuring a customized blue bus decorated…

Encouraging the Love of Reading With CEF’s 2nd Annual Reading Bus Tour

The second annual Read Across America Reading Bus Tour will be heading off across Eastern Connecticut on February 25 for a week full of visits to elementary schools. Over 1,000 fourth graders will get to board the bus for read alouds and hands-on activities, and will receive book bags, school supplies, and free books. CEA…

At Early Leadership Institute, Teachers Hone Leadership, Professional Skills

More than 40 early-career educators from Bridgeport, Manchester, Stamford, and Waterbury gathered for a kickoff meeting of the Early Leadership Institute (ELI), a program of the National Education Association, CEA, and the Center for Great Public Schools. Teacher fellows were joined by CEA staff, including UniServ representatives, as well as their local association presidents—all there…