NEWS RELEASES

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…

CEA School Safety First Car Rally

School Safety First Car Caravan Rallies Being Held Across the State. Hundreds of educators are participating in car caravan rallies in 25 communities across the state.

Teachers Call for Steps to Ensure Safe Reopening, Including Hybrid Model

A new survey of Connecticut educators reveals the need for safety and funding.

CEA’s Safe Learning Plan Provides A Safe Way Forward

Teachers call for delayed openings, staggered schedules, distance learning, and guaranteed funding to ensure healthy and safe schools for all.

Statement from CEA President Jeff Leake on Governor’s Pledge to ‘Have Teachers’ Backs’

While we appreciate Governor Lamont’s pledge of “safety first” for our students and schools and his word that he will “have teachers’ backs” when it comes to masks, sanitizing, and social distancing, local districts need assurance that state funding will be provided for virus-related expenses.

School reopening plan lacking

We have yet to find any reference to empowering local or regional districts with the resources clearly needed to implement the sort of in-person learning plan outlined.

The Governor’s New Back-to-School Plan is Short on Specifics

The safety and health of students, teachers, and staff in our public schools must be the first priority in any plan to reopen schools this fall.

New “Back to School” Plan Needs More Specifics Raises Serious Health and Safety Concerns

Today Connecticut Education Association ( President Jeff Leake and AFT Connecticut Vice President Mary Yordon released the following joint statement regarding Governor Ned Lamont’s proposals for resuming in person learning.

Fund Our Schools: We can’t afford another crisis

New CEA ad campaign emphasizes the need for education funding—not budget cuts—to help us recover from the coronavirus crisis.

Hands Across the Green Golf Tournament Cancelled

Dear Friends, It is with heavy hearts that the Golf Tournament Committee has made the very difficult decision to cancel the Connecticut Education Foundation’s (CEF) 26th Annual Golf Tournament

Health, Safety, Well-Being, and Inequities Among Teachers’ Top Concerns for Students

New CEA Equity and Reopening School Survey highlights steps that must be taken before schools reopen.