PEAC Responds to Teachers’ Concerns; Agrees More Time Needed to Define Use of State Mastery Test

Connecticut’s Performance Evaluation Advisory Council (PEAC) today acted on teachers’ concerns regarding the use of mastery examination scores in their evaluations. PEAC unanimously agreed recommending to the State Board of Education to continue the practice of not requiring mastery exam scores in teachers’ evaluations for the next academic year. PEAC plans to continue to work…

January Forum to Focus on Early Learning Success through Collaboration

Parents, advocates, educators, and providers who help children develop into active learners can face daunting challenges—especially in an environment of dwindling resources. A free forum taking place Monday, January 9 will showcase success stories that exemplify how community engagement, collaboration, and innovation can be harnessed to develop our youngest children into our strongest students. Click…

Demand a Secretary of Education Who Supports High-Quality Public Schools for Every Student

Teachers have been disappointed and frustrated, though not surprised, by President-elect Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos for U.S. secretary of education. With this nomination, the nation is entering dangerous, uncharted territory. NEA, in partnership with AFT, has organized a call to action so that you can share your concerns. Add your name to join with…

East Lyme Kindergartners Make the Holidays Brighter for Others

Thanks to the efforts of their teachers and parents, kindergarten students at Flanders Elementary School in East Lyme had the opportunity to find out how good it feels to give this holiday season. Through the Holiday Bear Project kindergarten teachers at Flanders organized their students to purchase gifts for thirteen needy children who attend another…