No Time to Waste: CEA Urges Action to Address Botched CCSS Rollout

Saying time is of the essence, CEA today urged the new Connecticut Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Working Group* to convene immediately with teachers playing a central role in addressing the botched implementation of the CCSS in Connecticut classrooms. “Our students can’t afford to wait. There’s no redo for them when precious teaching and learning…

State Board of Education Acts on Teacher Evaluation

At its meeting today, the State Board of Education approved new flexibility in the implementation of the state’s educator evaluation and support system as recommended by the Performance Evaluation Advisory Council (PEAC). In a consensus vote, PEAC last week approved the new flexibility options in response to comments and concerns from educators around the state.…

Teachers’ Retirement Fund Shows Strong Performance

In this still uncertain economic climate, Connecticut teachers can breathe more easily knowing their pension fund generated robust returns in 2013. State Treasurer Denise Nappier yesterday announced that the Teachers’ Retirement Fund (TRF) generated investment returns, net of expenses, of 14.23 percent. This successful performance brings the Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds (CRPTF), of which…