Education Commissioner Authorizes Flexibility to Start School Year

While there is no formal approval from the U.S. Department of Education allowing Connecticut school districts flexibility when it comes to deciding whether teachers will be evaluated based on how their students perform on state tests—Commissioner Stefan Pryor today said the State Department of Education (SDE) is authorizing that flexibility. Pryor told Connecticut superintendents gathered…

Leadership Program gives Teachers a Glimpse of the Dark Side of Self-Proclaimed Education Reformers

NEA Political Organizer Cynthia Kain delivered the luncheon address today at CEA’s Summer Leadership Conference. She raised teachers’ awareness of the groups and organizations that have launched an attack on public education. See below for a must-read list of resources that add to her comprehensive presentation today. Kain said that NEA is committed to building…

Common Core Information from the State Department of Education

Common Core State Standards are set to be implemented soon and you may find this State Department of Education Academic Office August Newsletter of interest. The following are featured in the newsletter. Common Core District Lead Revisions Videos about the Common Core for Teacher Professional Development Governor Malloy Announces $10 Million Technology Grant for Schools…

Connecticut Teachers Talk Education with Members of the State’s Congressional Delegation while Attending a STEM Conference in Washington

Stratford physics teacher Kristen Record and Guilford physics teacher Ernie Smoker were part of a group of 20 STEM teachers from around the country participating in the STEM Policy Institute in Washington, D.C., last week, co-sponsored by MIT and George Washington University. The CEA members are part of the Network of Educators of Science and…

NEA Members Improve Student Success, Strengthen Education

Nearly 9,000 educators from around the country have made their combined voices heard on behalf of students and public education. NEA members came together for the 151st Annual Meeting and 92nd Representative Assembly (RA) in Atlanta, Georgia, and gave their thoughtful consideration during 12-hour days to 93 new business items, and numerous constitutional bylaws and resolutions.…