Congressman Courtney Discusses ESEA Reauthorization with CT Education Leaders

A group of education stakeholders met with U.S. Congressman Joe Courtney and State Representative Tom Reynolds Tuesday morning in Hartford to discuss the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).  Courtney sits on the House Education and Labor Committee and Reynolds is Assistant Majority Leader in the Connecticut House of Representatives. The Obama…

Key Reform Efforts Critical to State’s Revised RTTT Application

Connecticut’s twice-delayed in-school suspension law and the State Department of Education’s (SDE) proposed secondary school reform plan are both important links to the state’s success in its second Race to the Top (RTTT) federal grant application due June 1. Addressing members of  the General Assembly’s Education Committee during an information forum on the state’s RTTT…

Your Teaching License at Risk – Speak Out at a Public Hearing

The State Department of Education (SDE) is proposing some dramatic changes that could upend critical certification regulations and put your teaching license at risk. Hundreds of  CEA members attended the first three of five scheduled public hearings on these certification changes,  and urged SDE officials to reconsider their proposed regulation revisions.  Watch what they had…