School Safety Takes Center Stage at Legislature

Educators, first responders, parents, and others who testified before a new legislative task force today urged lawmakers not to make schools fortresses, but to maintain their status as warm and welcoming places of academic learning. They acknowledged that this is a difficult balancing act in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre last…

Inaugural Address: President Calls for New Responses to New Challenges

As we remember and celebrate the life of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and mark the presidential inauguration today, thoughts of nonviolence and justice are on the minds of many. In Washington, D.C., CEA President Sheila Cohen and CEA Vice President Jeff Leake were among the thousands of people who witnessed U.S. President Barack…

Legislative Action Collides With Advisory Group Intent

CEA is deeply concerned that state lawmakers have diluted this year’s education reform package by establishing legislative language requiring that teachers only have orientation regarding new evaluation models while administrators will be better prepared with full-blown training. State lawmakers took action last night during a Legislative Special Session to pass implementer language necessary to enact…