National Teacher of the Year Thanks Retired Educators

The nearly 200 retired teachers gathered this morning for the CEA-Retired Fall Issues Conference were reminded of why they went into teaching and everything they love about it still. “We will always care about public education,” said CEA-Retired President Gloria Brown. “Our organization provides many opportunities for retired members to continue to be active in…

East Hartford Teachers Strengthen Professional Skills to Benefit Students

When it comes to professional development, research shows that sustained, job-embedded, collaborative professional learning opportunities are most likely to help teachers better support students. The opposite of a morning lecture on a generic subject, this type of learning opportunity requires a substantial time commitment and a focus on the specific skills teachers need for their…

CEA President on Appeal in Education Funding Case

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen today announced the state will appeal part of the court’s ruling in Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding (CCJEF) v. Rell. “Under our system of government, state education policy is determined by the Legislative and Executive Branches and implemented under a strong tradition of local control by municipal school…