Connecticut Joins 17 Other States in Lawsuit Against DeVos

WASHINGTON — Attorneys general of 18 states and the District of Columbia today filed suit against U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over the delay of implementing student borrower defense regulations. This lawsuit, Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. United States Department of Education and Betsy DeVos, challenges the Department of Education’s summary and unlawful repeal of a…

NEA RA Delegates Call for Increased Accountability for Charters, Honor Public Education Supporters

The over 7,500 teacher delegates to the NEA Representative Assembly (RA) have been hard at work—even over the Independence Day holiday. Yesterday the delegates in Boston voted to approve a new Policy Statement on Charter Schools that reinforces NEA’s support of state and local efforts to limit charter growth and increase charter accountability, and slow…

Teachers Stand Up for Public Education; Talk Priorities with Legislators

  Hundreds of teachers at CEA County Forums throughout the state are speaking directly to local legislators about issues impacting education—including funding for public schools, teacher healthcare, and retirement. With a proposed state budget that would divide Connecticut’s school districts into winners and losers and saddle towns with one-third of the cost of their teachers’…

10 Free Things for National Nutrition Month

Emphasize the importance of making informed food choices and developing healthy eating and physical activity habits. Our recommended resources include teaching guides, lesson plans, best practices, tip sheets, online learning games, educational videos, posters, book lists, coloring pages and more. Grades preK-12 School Breakfast Week The first week of March is National School Breakfast Week.…

CEA Standing Up for Student, Parent, and Teacher Rights

“This bill is essentially a hostile takeover of Network Schools—it’s incredibly anti-democratic,” CEA Director of Policy, Research, and Reform Donald Williams told legislators yesterday, saying that CEA strongly opposes Senate Bill 5551. While debate on a CEA proposed bill to undo the link between SBAC and teachers’ evaluations received the lion’s share of testimony at…