Diversity in School is Key to Achieving Equity and Student Success

“Schools save lives and make a difference. School saved my life,” U.S. Education Secretary John King Jr., told more than 200 community members, parents, teachers, students, and policymakers gathered in Hartford today. King joined U.S. Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal to draw attention to the need to increase diversity in schools to drive positive…

With Close of Education Funding Trial, Students, Parents, and Teachers Now Await Verdict

After months at trial in Hartford Superior Court, the historic education funding case, CCJEF v. Rell, concluded with post trial arguments today. The Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding (CCJEF)—a coalition made up of students, parents, towns, and education organizations including CEA—had filed suit against the state of Connecticut for failing to adequately and…

Education Advocate Says It’s Time to Give Childhood Back to Children

“I probably won’t live to see the day when the happiness of children is given the priority it ought to have in an affluent and civilized society—but you might,” Jonathan Kozol told Connecticut teachers gathered at CEA’s Summer Leadership Conference this morning. The legendary public education advocate and author was presented with the National Teachers…