Students Uncover, Share Facts About Immigration

Long before #ProtectDreamers was trending, students in Amy Claffey’s Spanish classes at Old Saybrook High School were learning about the vast hurdles undocumented people face—and the misconceptions surrounding them in the communities where they live. In an effort to educate their school about immigrants from Mexico and Central America, Claffey’s students, with help from high…

Teachers Gather to Remember Landmark Bridgeport Strike

Hundreds of active and retired teachers, some of whom hadn’t seen each other in decades, gathered yesterday evening to commemorate a historic milestone—the Bridgeport teachers strike of 1978—which, for many, has brought to mind the wave of uprisings and walkouts happening across the country today. “How ironic that the timing of this 40th anniversary plays…

Retired Teachers Applaud Legislative Funding, Ready to Stay Active and Engaged

“Those of you who went to retired lobby day, who reached out to your legislators, I can’t thank you enough,” CEA Executive Director Donald Williams told members of CEA-Retired gathered for their annual spring meeting this morning. “You made a tremendous difference and had a big impact on the legislature this year.” In the budget…

Teacher Leader Institute May 22: Register Now!

CEA is pleased to once again partner with Central Connecticut State University on this important event featuring Ottawa’s Dr. Peter Gamwell and Finland’s Dr. Pasi Sahlberg. Their work has been influential on the structure of education in their respective countries, which are recognized as education superpowers and supporters of teachers as professional leaders. The theme…

Administration’s Refusal to Hire Substitute Teachers Shortchanges Bridgeport Students

Hours before a drastic budget measure affecting the district’s public schools was set to take effect, Bridgeport teachers held a news conference drawing attention to school officials’ refusal to hire substitute teachers for the month of May—a decision that threatens to disrupt learning and jeopardize student safety. Teachers called on administrators to reverse their decision…