NEWS RELEASES

Statement from the Education Stakeholder Coalition Condemning Attacks Against Connecticut Educators Regarding Curriculum

We are committed to stopping the threatening behavior against teachers.

Statement from CEA President Kate Dias on Mansfield Art Teacher Kim King Named Connecticut’s 2022 Teacher of the Year

Kim exemplifies the highest standards of professionalism and dedication to her students, her colleagues, and her community.

Connecticut Public School Teachers: Stronger Than Ever

CEA awareness campaign champions educators’ dedication and support to ensure safe, welcoming learning environments for students

Teachers Welcome In-Person Learning, but Safety Concerns Highlight a Profession Under Stress

Nearly 1,000 educators participated in CEA’s Back-to-School Survey, sharing their top COVID-related concerns and priorities going into the new school year.

Stratford Educator Receives National Teaching Award

Recognized for dedication to students, advocacy for the teaching profession, and resilience during the pandemic Stratford High School English teacher Michael Fiorello was named the Connecticut winner of the NEA Foundation’s prestigious California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence. He is one of 45 public school educators across the country who will receive the award at…

Educators and Support Staff Respond to School Employee Vaccine Mandate Order

Board of Education (BOE) Union Coalition statement on Governor Ned Lamont’s latest executive order The Board of Education (BOE) Union Coalition is reacting to Governor Ned Lamont’s Executive Order No.13D (EO-13D) concerning mandatory school employee COVID-19 vaccination. EO-13D will apply to educators and school support staff effective September 27, 2021 who have not received at…

Statement from CEA President Kate Dias on Mandating Vaccinations for Educators

We appreciate the governor’s effort to ensure the safety of all by having as many vaccinated people in our schools as possible. In traveling to school districts and listening to local teachers, we’ve heard concerns from many who favor a vaccine mandate, and others who want the ability for monitored exceptions. Governor Lamont’s order—which says…

Statement from CEA President Kate Dias on the Appointment of Charlene Russell-Tucker as Connecticut’s Education Commissioner

“During her time as interim commissioner, we have found Charlene to be passionate, understanding, and welcoming of input from all education stakeholders, and we look forward to continuing to work collaboratively with her as she takes the helm of the State Department of Education and tackles the unprecedented challenges facing public education,” said CEA President…

CEA President Kate Dias on New CDC Mask Recommendations

Safety is and must remain a top priority as we return to all in-person classes in the fall.

Joint Statement on the Importance of a Culturally Responsive Education

We are committed to the Connecticut State Board of Education’s goal of improving the academic lives of Connecticut’s increasingly diverse student body. This includes sustaining equitable and welcoming learning environments in which all students feel valued, respected, and safe to learn and grow.

Statement from CEA President Jeff Leake and AFT Connecticut President Jan Hochadel on Academic and Educational Integrity

We affirm our commitment to the values of academic integrity and honesty that have been the hallmarks of American education for decades.

Statement from CEA President Jeff Leake on New CDC Guidance for Schools

Safety is and must remain a top priority as we return to all in-person classes in the fall, and we urge all school districts to follow the CDC’s new guidance to ensure that everyone in our school communities is safe.

New Leadership Elected

Manchester teacher Kate Dias and Darien teacher Joslyn DeLancey will serve as CEA president and vice president.

School Closings Due to Heatwave Underscore Need to Use Federal Funds for Air Conditioning and Improving Indoor Air Quality

With federal funding available, the state must act to improve indoor air quality.

CT Congresswoman Receives CEA’s Most Prestigious Award

CEA recognized Congresswoman DeLauro for her dedication to improving the lives of Connecticut’s children and her decades-long crusade to end child poverty.