This School Year, We All Must Come Together for Our Students

That unique feeling of excitement mixed with a pinch of nervousness can only mean one thing—a new school year is starting here in Connecticut. Students are filling their backpacks and posing for first-day-of-school photos while you, their teachers, finish your final preparations, ready to greet the eager new faces who will soon come through your…

Statement from CEA President Sheila Cohen on Governor’s Plan to Cut $557 Million in Education Funding in 139 Districts

Governor Malloy’s plan to cut $557 million in education funding would leave school budgets severely out of balance and schools unable to provide quality education for Connecticut’s students. This plan would be devastating for students and emphasizes the critical need for legislators to pass a state budget that protects and invests in public education. 85…

Students and Teachers Biggest Losers in Budget Crisis: Legislators Urged to Pass a Budget That Invests in Education

Cutting school programs, laying off teachers and administrators, diminishing resources, and increasing class sizes. These are just some of the actions school districts across Connecticut have already taken to prepare for the start of the school year without a state budget. Today, outside Maloney High School in Meriden, CEA, AFT, teachers, parents, students, and a…