CEA Report Card Measures Legislative Candidates’ Support for Public Education

The Connecticut Education Association today released its first-ever Legislator Report Card that evaluates legislative candidates’ overall support for issues important to students, teachers, and public education. CEA’s new report card recognizes legislators who are committed to giving students more opportunities for success and are working hard to improve public education and the teaching profession in Connecticut. The…

Commission Explores Method to Shrink State’s Unfunded Pension Liability

The state’s unfunded pension liability will surely be discussed at length this election season, but a state commission created by the legislature is already at work this summer exploring ways to address the problem. The Connecticut Pension Sustainability Commission is charged with studying “the feasibility of placing state capital assets in a trust and maximizing…

Teachers Rally for One of Their Own

Chanting “Labor is your neighbor,” dozens of union members—including fellow educators—gathered on the Meriden town green Saturday to show their support for teacher-turned-Congressional-candidate Jahana Hayes. Hayes is vying for the House seat in Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District. A former Waterbury educator and Connecticut Teacher of the Year, Hayes was named National Teacher of the Year…

Legislators Fail Students and Teachers on Classroom Safety, Supports for At-Risk Students

Legislators failed to protect students and teachers—and lost the best chance Connecticut has had to increase classroom safety for all students and reduce discriminatory discipline for students of color and special education students—when they failed today to override Governor Malloy’s veto of the classroom safety bill. “It is truly disheartening that legislators and the governor…

Heartless Assault on Immigrants Must Stop

The following op-ed by CEA President Sheila Cohen was published by CTNewsJunkie today. We’ve all seen the heartbreaking scenes of parents being arrested along our country’s southern border as their sobbing and traumatized children are stripped from their mothers’ protective arms and taken away by border patrol agents. These children were sent to detention facilities…

Contact Your Legislators Today: Urge Them to Override the Governor’s Veto

Please contact your legislators and urge them to override the governor’s veto of SB 453, An Act Concerning Classroom Safety and Disruptive Behavior, now called Public Act 18-89. The bill Enhances classroom safety for all students and teachers Provides appropriate support, not punitive discipline, for students who harm others Reduces discriminatory discipline and discourages the…