NEWS & INFO

CT Teachers Make National News

The turnout of teachers and school staff for yesterday’s statewide Blackout for Safe Schools was inspiring, and the media paid attention.

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Teachers, School Staff Across Connecticut Join Blackout for Safe Schools

Thousands of teachers and school staff took part in the blackout organized by CEA and other members of the Coalition of Board of Education Employee Unions to draw attention to the need for more safety protocols in schools.

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Educators’ Survey Finds ‘We Need to Be Doing Better’ to Protect Student, Staff Health and Safety

Board of Education Union Coalition’s poll results back up recent call for more stringent protocols.

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CEA President Speaking Out About Need to Make Schools Safer

CEA President Kate Dias appeared on Eyewitness News 3’s CT’22 and NBC Connecticut’s Face the Facts yesterday morning discussing how the recent COVID surge is impacting schools and what needs to be done to make them safer.

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Anniversary of January 6th Attack Emphasizes Need for Voting Rights Legislation

One year ago today the U.S. Capitol suffered the most severe attack it has faced since the War of 1812, when the British burned Washington, D.C. Thankfully, our democracy and institutions have persevered, but unfortunately, the attacks on our democracy haven’t stopped.

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Classroom Resources for Teaching Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Help students put in perspective Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, his impact on the Civil Rights Movement, and his significance to American culture and history.

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CEA, School Employee Unions Call for Nine-Point Plan to Keep Schools Safe; State Says Supplies on the Way

The Coalition reconfirmed its message that protocols need to be in place for schools to remain open safely.

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COVID Relief Program for Teachers Now Accepting Applications

If you contracted COVID-19 and experienced financial hardship due to lost wages or out-of-pocket medical expenses, you may be eligible to receive reimbursement.

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State Updates School COVID Guidance

  The Connecticut Department of Public Health has updated its COVID-19 guidance for quarantine, isolation, testing and contact tracing policies and procedures for PreK-12 schools. Read the DPH COVID-19 guidance for quarantine, isolation, testing and contact tracing policies and procedures for PreK-12 schools.

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Educators and School Staff Urge Action to Assure “Safe, Healthy Return to the Classroom”

Board of Education Union Coalition leaders call on state to enact specific protocols ahead of students’ return from winter break

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Home Testing Approved for Unvaccinated Teachers and Staff

With COVID infection rates in double digits in Connecticut and backlogs at testing facilities, the state has updated its testing guidance. In a letter sent to school superintendents on Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, the state authorized the use of home tests for unvaccinated educators and school staff for a limited time.

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Imagine Designing Your Own PD, With the World as Your Classroom

Teachers are lifelong learners, and opportunities for professional development can exist in surprising places. Why not consider designing your own professional learning experience?

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Ski Season Is Here; Hit the Slopes with Your CEA Member Discounts

Planning a getaway this winter with family or friends? Take your CEA member benefits with you. From beginners to advanced skiers and snowboarders, CEA members and their families can enjoy discounts at popular resorts.

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Happy Holidays from CEA

Watch a video message from CEA President Kate Dias and Vice President Joslyn DeLancey. 

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In Latest Podcast Episode CEA Leaders Say, ‘Take Time for Yourself This Break’

Listen to the latest episode of CEA’s podcast, Two T’s in a Pod.

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COVID Cases Surge, State Pauses Testing Requirement for Unvaccinated School Staff

To help ease the burden at test centers and increase test availability, Governor Lamont yesterday announced that he is temporarily pausing a requirement that unvaccinated school staff and state employees test weekly for COVID-19.

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Fresh Format for Upcoming County Forums

Mark your calendars! CEA and your county directors have re-envisioned how you can connect with colleagues as well as engage in the important business of CEA.

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CEA President Discusses Threats to Schools

A national threat posted to TikTok referencing violence in schools has Connecticut schools and law enforcement on high alert today. CEA President Kate Dias talked to numerous media outlets about the threat and discussed why we must take all threats of violence seriously.

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Statement from CEA President Kate Dias on Nationwide TikTok School Threat

We must all stand together to stop the dangerous new trend of using social media to instigate violence in our schools and communities.

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Westport Community Turns Out Big in Support of CEF Holiday Bear Project

CEA members, students and their families, and community members around Connecticut have done a lot to ensure students in need will have a brighter holiday this year. Watch why Westport students and educators say they’ve gotten involved with the Holiday Bear Project.

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CEA In The Media

View recent media coverage and statements from CEA leadership

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