Inaugural Address: President Calls for New Responses to New Challenges

As we remember and celebrate the life of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and mark the presidential inauguration today, thoughts of nonviolence and justice are on the minds of many. In Washington, D.C., CEA President Sheila Cohen and CEA Vice President Jeff Leake were among the thousands of people who witnessed U.S. President Barack…

The Stories Teachers Tell

How can educators better promote their profession? Julie Conlon, a Florida teacher writing for Education Week, says teachers need to brag more. I received an advertisement for a magazine in the mail today. It quoted novelist Arundhati Roy stating that change is possible, and that to achieve it, we must tell our stories. “Stories that are…

School Cafeteria Safety a Concern?

How safe is the food at your school’s cafeteria? The Danbury News Times reports that Districts across Fairfield County — from Stamford to Shelton, Bridgeport to Bethel and everywhere between — have been cited for numerous health-code violations inside school cafeterias. Even well-to-do Greenwich had black marks on its record. And several schools have flunked repeated inspections,…

Wallingford Teachers Bring Families Together Through STEM

A new Wallingford initiative is “all about bringing families together through STEM,” according to Greg Colonese, one of the teacher organizers. The Wallingford STEM Enrichment Academy will offer evening and weekend activities for students and their families to build interest in STEM and increase family involvement in children’s education. The new program is the vision…