Education Committee Urged to Support a Community School Model in Connecticut

The Legislature’s Education Committee today heard from a panel of experts on the need for community schools in Connecticut to help improve student achievement, especially in our neediest communities. Senate President Don Williams, CEA Executive Director Mark Waxenberg, AFT Assistant Director of Education Issues Shital Shah, Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission Executive Director Werner…

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…