NEWS & INFO

Bloomfield Students Tackle Reading with the Help of Professional Football Players

The Connecticut Education Foundation, CEA’s charitable arm, and the Bloomfield Education Association are tackling reading with a weeklong celebration of literacy featuring football stars and fun activities to encourage hundreds of middle school students at Carmen Arace School in Bloomfield to pick up a book and read.

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Donate Books to Grow Children’s Love of Reading

Read Across Connecticut is almost here, and to support children’s growth as readers CEF, CEA’s charitable arm, will be collecting books for children in kindergarten through grade 12 on March 2 from 10 am to 2 pm at Blue Back Square in West Hartford.

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Delaying Kindergarten Start Age Change Not the Answer

The legislature’s vote last year to require children to be five by September 1 before starting kindergarten moved the state in line with the rest of the country and ensured children are developmentally ready for the academic and social emotional requirements of an elementary school classroom. Now some are calling for a year-long delay to this legislation.

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Aspiring Educators Ask Lawmakers to Raise Teacher Pay—Legislators Say It’s on the Agenda

CEA Aspiring Educators met as a group with legislators on the Education Committee for the first time recently and shared personal stories about the obstacles to becoming a teacher, including unpaid student teaching and low starting salaries.

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Darien Teachers and Parents Come Together to Save Teaching Jobs

In Darien, parents and teachers worked together and successfully fought back against initial proposals to cut the board of education budget in ways that would have harmed students.

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Interested in Global Learning? Apply for a Fellowship With a Field Study in Costa Rica!

Are you interested in professional development focused on global learning? Apply for The NEA Foundation’s Global Learning Fellowship!

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Education and Child Care: Not an Either/Or

Education leaders and early childhood advocates push back on Governor Ned Lamont’s plan to pull millions of dollars earmarked for Connecticut’s K-12 schools.

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Model TEVAL Plans Available as Districts, Teachers Forge New Path Together

Districts are developing their new teacher evaluation plans this school year, and to provide them with an important tool in moving away from a one-size-fits-all approach, the State Board of Education today approved state model leader and educator evaluation plans.

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Cut Your Student Loan Debt

Are you one of the teachers who has received billions in student loan relief—or are you still looking for a chance to reduce your debt?

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