CEA President Tells Teachers: “If We Engage, We Will Make a Difference”

The many challenges confronting public education on both the state and national level can at times feel overwhelming. CEA President Sheila Cohen told delegates to the CEA Representative Assembly (RA) this weekend that our only hope for our students and our profession is to stand strong together. “Public education is in the crosshairs,” Cohen said. “If…

Education Advocate and Former Legislative Leader to Assume Administrative Helm of State’s Largest Teacher Organization

The CEA Board of Directors has appointed accomplished policymaker and education advocate Donald E. Williams Jr., as the organization’s new executive director. The position is currently held by Mark Waxenberg, who is retiring after serving as CEA’s executive director for five years. After a distinguished career in public service, law, and journalism, Williams joined CEA…

State Auditors Find Lack of Oversight for Charter Management Organizations

A State of Connecticut internal audit of the State Department of Education (SDOE) released today, found that there are no safeguards in place to ensure that charter school management organizations are using state dollars properly. The auditors’ report examined the financial records of the SDOE and called for 40 recommendations, including the need to develop…