Urges Governor and legislators to take a responsible approach to education funding, create CARES Commission to ensure all students succeed
More than 200 students, teachers, and parents rallied outside of East Hartford High School today to stand up for public education and protest attempts to undermine public schools.
Parents from across the state are outraged over plans by the governor and some legislators to balance the state budget on the backs of their children and teachers.
News Release: Statement from CEA President Sheila Cohen on Devos’s Attack on East Hartford Public Schools
Betsy DeVos’s attack on East Hartford Public Schools is alarming, demoralizing, and unwarranted—but not unexpected from a woman who is totally unqualified and unfit to serve as U.S. Secretary of Education, representing the nation’s public education system.
News Release: Education Advocate and Former Legislative Leader to Assume Administrative Helm of State’s Largest Teacher Organization
The CEA Board of Directors has appointed accomplished policymaker and education advocate Donald E. Williams Jr., as the organization’s new executive director.
A State of Connecticut internal audit of the State Department of Education (SDOE) released today, found that there are no safeguards in place to ensure that charter school management organizations are using state dollars properly.
The push to balance the state budget by shifting costs to cities and towns and raising property taxes doesn’t sit well with Connecticut voters.
News Release: Statement from CEA President Sheila Cohen on State Board of Education’s Actions Regarding PEAC’s Recommendations
Today’s action by the State Board of Education puts the focus back where it belongs: on teaching, learning, and student achievement.
News Release: Statement from CEA President Sheila Cohen on PEAC’s Actions Regarding the Use and Purpose of the State Mastery Examination
Yesterday’s action by PEAC defines the clear use and purpose of the state mastery exam and specifies that it should be used to inform decisions regarding academic programs, curriculum, and resources for students.
CEA today made a strong case for Connecticut to aggressively pursue a predictable, sustainable, and dedicated revenue source to cure the chronic state underfunding that plagues public schools and municipalities across the state.