Enough is Enough: Thousands of Teachers Join Students in March to End Gun Violence

Chanting “enough is enough” and “we want gun control now,” students, teachers, parents, and community members marched from the Corning Fountain in Bushnell Park to the steps of the State Capitol for the March For Our Lives Rally. The Hartford rally was just one of nearly a dozen similar demonstrations held across the state, and…

CEA on Radio: Legislators Must Act to End Assaults by Students

As surprising as it may sound, students biting, kicking, throwing furniture, and hurting other students and teachers has become common in schools across Connecticut, CEA Program Development Specialist Robyn Kaplan-Cho told WTIC’s Ray Dunaway during an appearance on his radio show this morning. “Teachers are basically expected to take care of every possible societal ill…

Teachers Share With Legislators Heartfelt Stories of Being Assaulted

Although it was after ten o’clock last night by the time the legislature’s Education Committee heard public testimony on a bill to help ensure classroom safety and address student assaults, CEA members and staff made sure they were present to testify so that legislators could hear their stories. “I am here today to tell you that there…

Teachers Organize Walk-Ins for School Safety

Before classes started this morning, teachers and school staff in Amity, Darien, East Haddam, Marlborough, Manchester, Stamford, West Hartford, and elsewhere throughout the state gathered in their schools’ parking lots and snowy courtyards in a show of support and solidarity for communities ravaged by school gun violence. Teachers organized the statewide early-morning Walk-Ins for School…

East Haddam Students Celebrate Reading With “Fancy Nancy” Author Visit

From bow ties to frilly dresses, students at East Haddam Elementary School made an effort to don their fanciest attire this Read Across America Day to welcome a very special guest, “Fancy Nancy” author Jane O’Connor. O’Connor read her latest, and last, Fancy Nancy book, “Oodles of Kittens,” to students, answered their questions, and showed…

Shelton Teachers Raise School Safety Concerns; Security Lapses Tied to Funding 

In one of the city’s largest public forums—with a crowd of over 200—more than 60 Shelton teachers shared their concerns and ideas regarding school safety with colleagues, administrators, and community members this week. The forum was organized in the wake of the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas School in Parkland, Florida, which claimed the…

2018 CEF Read Across America Reading Bus Tour Makes Final Stop in Plainfield

Neither rain nor snow nor sleet would keep the bright blue bus from reaching its final destination on this blustery day. After rolling through six towns in five days, the Connecticut Education Foundation’s (CEF) 2018 Read Across America Bus Tour made its last stop this morning at Plainfield Memorial School, where—in spite of wet and…