Legislators Urged to Strengthen Student Data Privacy Protections

“Connecticut is among a small minority of states that have yet to enact legislation pertaining to the protection and use of student data, leaving our children and families inadequately protected,” Jenn Jacobsen, director of the Connecticut Alliance for Privacy in Education (CAPE), told legislators this week. Jacobsen and other CAPE members testified at a public…

Retired Educator Says Activism and Teaching Deeply Connected

Retired speech-language pathologist Karen Ostby spent her career helping students with communication problems, but she learned early on that, for students to get the services they need to succeed, teacher-activism is an essential ingredient. Ostby, a CEA-Retired member, started teaching prior to the passage of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1975. In…