Stopping Cyberbullying

What are your students saying to each other online? Teachers, administrators, and parents are working hard to combat bullying and improve school climate, but it can be hard to know what to do about cyberbullying. An article in the March issue of The Atlantic tells the story of an anonymous Facebook page that a Middletown…

Potential & Pitfalls in Teaching Profession Bill: Read Testimony

There’s a move afoot at the state legislature to elevate the teaching profession. Proposed House Bill 6358, An Act Unleashing Innovation in Connecticut Schools, at this point is only a framework. However, today CEA President Sheila Cohen told lawmakers she’ll continue discussions with top education officials to try and refine the initial legislation to ensure…

Governor Outlines Commitment to Funding for Many Public Schools

Despite the state’s fiscal woes, Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced a proposal to increase Education Cost Sharing (ECS) funding to 117 of the state’s 169 cities and towns, while maintaining level funding for the remaining municipalities. CEA President Sheila Cohen, CEA Vice President Jeff Leake, CEA Executive Director Mark Waxenberg, AFT-CT President Melodie Peters,…