NEWS RELEASES

Board of Education Union Coalition Calls on Governor to Create Uniform Policy for Managing COVID-19 Quarantines in Schools

Districts’ handling of positive cases and quarantines risks health and safety of all residents As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Connecticut and across the country, the Board of Education Union Coalition leaders sent a letter to Governor Ned Lamont outlining the need for a clear, uniform policy regarding how school districts should handle quarantines…

Statement from CEA President Jeff Leake and AFT Connecticut President Jan Hochadel on Phase 1B COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution Plan

The prompt vaccination of educators and school staff is critical to ensuring the safety of our school communities and expediting full in-person teaching and learning in Connecticut’s schools.

Statement from CEA President Jeff Leake on COVID-19 and prioritizing safety

The dramatic rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Connecticut has prompted a growing number of public school superintendents to prioritize the safety of students, teachers, and staff by moving to all-distance learning through mid-January. We thank these superintendents for putting safety first, following the advice of health experts, and taking the wisest course…

Education Coalition Releases Safe and Successful Schools Now Report

Report outlines immediate steps necessary to keep students, educators, staff and communities safe.

Education Coalition Responds to Misguided State Policy on “Prolonged” Remote Learning

A coalition of unions representing public education employees issued a response to state guidance regarding local school building COVID-19-related closures.

CEA President Jeff Leake on State COVID-19 Testing Pilot Program for Schools

From the outset, CEA has been advocating for testing to ensure the health and safety of students, teachers, and their families.

Congresswoman Hayes Introduces Save Education Jobs Act

Connecticut Congresswoman Jahana Hayes is introducing the Save Education Jobs Act that will save almost 4 million jobs, spur economic growth, and help to mitigate the impact of students’ learning loss as a result of the pandemic.

Equity Survey Results

New Survey Highlights Inequities in Student Educational Opportunities and Critical Resources That Risk Safety and Learning in State’s Lowest-Performing School Districts

CEA Issues Report Card for Legislators

Guide measures legislators’ support for public education; honor roll distinction awarded to education champions

Students, School Staff, and Families at Risk Due to Lack of State Policy Following COVID-19 Outbreaks

State mandate, transparency, and open communication must guide local and regional districts to keep everyone safe.

Unions Band Together for Safe Schools

Support core principals aligned with CEA recommendations Read the unions’ 13 reopening standards Read CEA’s Safe Learning Plan and Updated Recommendations Watch News Conference Unions across the state have joined together calling for reopening schools in person only if districts can guarantee that physical safety protocols can be met to keep students, teachers, and staff…

CEA’s Safe Learning Plan: Critical steps to prioritize health, safety, and equity

New COVID-19 Research Prompts Teachers to Call For Delayed Openings, Expanded Remote Learning Plans, and Upgraded HVAC Systems to Ensure Healthy and Safe Schools

CEA and AFTCT respond to Governor Lamont’s announcement to provide funding for school reopening plans

“Governor Lamont’s announcement of an additional $166 million to support school reopening plans is welcome news for educators and parents across the state. It demonstrates that the collective voices of teachers, support staff and communities during last week’s car caravans across Connecticut were heard. “Now is the time to also provide clear, updated safety guidelines…