Let’s Celebrate Teachers and Public Education This American Education Week

This week, American Education Week 2019, presents all Americans with the perfect opportunity to celebrate public education and honor educators and everyone else who ensures that every child receives a quality education. Watch the video message below from CEA President Jeff Leake and Vice President Tom Nicholas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8m4QMAb50U?rel=0

ACES Teacher’s Grant Brings Music to Special Education Students

Music therapy makes a big difference for her students, which is why ACES teacher Jaime Plancon is excited to have some extra funds to purchase instruments thanks to a grant from California Casualty. Plancon, a music therapist, works at ACES Village School—a school for pre-K through eighth grade students with cognitive, physical, behavioral, language, and…

Mold, Rodent Droppings, Extreme Temperatures: Connecticut’s Schools Are Falling Apart and Making Students and Teachers Sick

Students are vomiting and complaining of headaches and feeling like they are going to pass out. It’s too hot, it’s like teaching in a pizza oven, and our students are overheating. Every morning, I find rodent feces in my pre-k classroom where students work and play. There are high levels of mold in my classroom…

Region 16 English Teacher Named Connecticut Teacher of the Year

Woodland Regional High School’s 600-plus students rose to their feet and cheered as beloved teacher Meghan Hatch-Geary was honored in a surprise ceremony announcing Connecticut’s 2020 Teacher of the Year (TOY). The announcement came this morning at the Beacon Falls school where she and her husband, building rep Paul Geary, teach English. “We are so…

Connecticut Schools Celebrate Halloween

In ways big and small, many Connecticut schools are celebrating Halloween today. Here are just a few of the fun activities and costumes making it a special day for students. Avengers of the Atheneum: Making informational literacy available for all! @1FarmingtonHS pic.twitter.com/Yf3SKi9l7M — Jessica-Lynn Johnson (@MrsJohnsonFHS) October 31, 2019 DMS STARS Halloween Pizza Party ?…