Jahana Hayes Shares Her Journey to Congress With Danbury-Area Teachers

Jahana Hayes may be a Congresswoman now but she still considers herself first and foremost a teacher. The former Waterbury teacher and 2016 National Teacher of the Year met with CEA members from Connecticut’s Fifth Congressional District recently in Danbury and shared her journey to becoming a U.S. Representative as well as her priorities in…

Teacher Leadership Should Be a Redundancy in Terms, Says Former Connecticut Teacher of the Year

Teaching is a challenging profession that doesn’t always receive the recognition it should. Nevertheless, teachers must never doubt their own significance or hesitate to speak up Connecticut’s 2012 Teacher of the Year David Bosso told early-career and aspiring educators during a speech this winter at the University of Hartford. Berlin social studies teacher David Bosso…

Condolences on the Passing of WFSB Anchor Denise D’Ascenzo

CEA extends our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of award-winning WFSB Channel 3 journalist and news anchor Denise D’Ascenzo, 61, who passed away unexpectedly this weekend. D’Ascenzo greeted CEA members two weeks ago when they were interviewed at the WFSB studio about classroom safety and other issues. The interview stemmed from a statewide survey…

CEA Backs Treasurer’s New Policy to Divest Pension Funds from Irresponsible Gun Manufacturers

CEA President Jeff Leake joined State Treasurer Shawn Wooden, AFT-Connecticut, and gun violence prevention advocates for a press conference announcing the treasurer’s new Responsible Gun Policy—a plan that includes divesting state pension funds from irresponsible gun manufacturers. Annually in Connecticut, the cost of gun violence averages $1.2 billion and claims 180 lives. The new policy…

How Connecticut Classrooms Are Celebrating Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is almost here, and students and teachers around Connecticut are sharing what they’re thankful for.   Miss Krodel's Class and Miss Schmitt's Class delivered the food we collected from our Project Kindness Food Drive to the Norwich Soup Kitchen today. We collected 200lbs of food. Way to go WEQ! #WeAreNorwich #Communitymatters #oldstompinggrounds #SJS pic.twitter.com/eUeKkPH3TE…