Retirees Converge on the State Capitol: Ask Legislators for their Support

“It’s important to talk to us and express your views.” That was the message Sen. Paul Formica gave to nearly 100 retired teachers who converged on the State Capitol today for Retired Teachers’ Lobby Day. The event, organized by CEA-Retired, AFT Connecticut, and the Association of Retired Teachers of Connecticut gave retirees the opportunity to…

On Trial: Every Child’s Right to an Equitable Education

What’s more important when it comes to helping students in high-poverty districts succeed—increased funding or better leaders? The Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding (CCJEF) spent the first two months of the landmark education funding trial currently underway in Hartford making the case that public schools need more funding in order to adequately and…

New CEA TV Ad Steps Up Campaign Against Unreliable Testing

Teachers are turning up the volume on the problem of unreliable testing that has overtaken Connecticut public school classrooms. “We are airing new TV and digital ads that raise awareness—from parents to policymakers—about the need to reduce testing and test prep and restore more time for learning in our classrooms to help every student achieve,”…

Panel Discussion with Black and Latino Parents and Educators on Opting Out

Tomorrow—Thursday, March 31—Trinity College is hosting a panel discussion titled Challenging the Test: Black & Latino Activists Tell Their Stories. Join Black and Latino teachers, parents, students, and education leaders to learn about why they and their children are refusing, or “opting out” of various standardized tests in Connecticut. In addition to hearing their stories,…