New Member Benefit: Help with Student Loans, Credit Card Debt

Connecticut has the highest average student loan debt of any state in the nation at $38,510, according to a recent analysis. That’s why CEA has partnered with Cambridge Credit Counseling to help members get back on solid financial ground. With an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, Cambridge Credit Counseling is a nonprofit agency…

Jahana Hayes Delivers Inspiring Message at CEA’s New Teacher Conference

“You chose this profession because you wanted to make a difference, and that means standing on the front lines for democracy,” CEA President Jeff Leake told nearly 200 educators gathered for CEA’s 18th annual New Teacher Conference on Saturday. “It means protecting education for the common good; keeping schools safe for our students; fighting discrimination;…

NEA, CEA Members and Leaders Support Jahana Hayes

With less than four weeks left until Election Day, dozens of CEA members, staff, and leaders—joined by NEA Vice President Becky Pringle—came out to Danbury this weekend in a show of support for 2016 National Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes, who is running for office in Connecticut’s Fifth Congressional District. “Everything is at stake,”…

Teachers Hit the Pavement for Colleagues, Children in Need 


Braving brisk temperatures and morning showers, teachers and their families came out yesterday morning to support CEA’s charitable arm, the Connecticut Education Foundation (CEF), now in its fifth year as an official charity of the Eversource Hartford Marathon. CEF raises money to help children and educators facing extraordinary personal hardships and provides scholarships for students…

New Teachers in Your Building? Invite them to CEA’s New Teacher Conference, Oct. 20

The first years in a classroom are some of the most exciting and memorable in a teacher’s career—as well as the most challenging. CEA invites new teachers to gather insights and advice at our annual conference for early-career educators. Participants may choose from 10 timely workshops to help hone their skills—from creating a culturally responsive…

New Teachers in Your Building? Invite them to CEA’s New Teacher Conference, Oct. 20

The first years in a classroom are some of the most exciting and memorable in a teacher’s career—as well as the most challenging. CEA invites new teachers to gather insights and advice at our annual conference for early-career educators. Participants may choose from 10 timely workshops to help hone their skills—from creating a culturally responsive…

CEA Teacher Appreciation Day at UConn Football

Don’t miss the first-ever CEA Teacher Appreciation Day on Saturday, October 27, as the UConn Huskies face the UMass Minutemen at Rentschler Field! Get your choice of discounted seats at www.uconnhuskies.com. Click Tickets, then Promo Codes. Enter CEA, and your discount will automatically apply. You may also call 860-486-8189 or email robert.luden@uconn.edu. Mention that you are a CEA…

Come Run (or Just Have Fun) with Us at the Hartford Marathon!

Connecticut teachers will be among the thousands of runners, donors, and volunteers at this year’s Eversource Hartford Marathon on Saturday, October 13. Join the fun and support Team CEF by running the race, helping with concessions, or contributing to the cause. The Connecticut Education Foundation (CEF) helps teachers and children with extraordinary personal hardships and…