CEA-Retired Members Elect Officers, Show Commitment to Education

CEA members’ commitment to students and their teaching colleagues doesn’t stop with retirement. Hundreds of retired teachers demonstrated that truth today with their active engagement at the CEA-Retired Spring Business Meeting. “It’s important to remember our organization relies on the hard work of volunteers like you,” CEA-Retired President Gloria Brown told the members gathered at…

National Teacher of the Year Talks Evaluations, Ranking Schools, and Giving Back

“There’s this common misconception that teachers don’t like evaluation, and that’s not accurate at all,” National Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes told WNPR’s Lucy Nalpathanchil. In an interview yesterday on Where We Live, Hayes touched on many aspects of her teaching career at John F. Kennedy High School in Waterbury, her experiences growing up,…

State Continues to See Upward Trend in Graduation Rates

Thanks to the hard work of students and their teachers, graduation rates in Connecticut continue to climb. The state’s four-year graduation rate reached 87.2 percent in 2015—significantly higher than the national average of 82.3 percent. Additionally, statistics from the state Department of Education show the following. In Alliance District schools, the graduation rate reached 77.6…