CEA Takes Top National Communications Awards

CEA’s Communications Department took home seven awards recognizing exceptional communications across various categories at a national awards ceremony.

Danbury Teacher Honored with Prestigious CEA Award for Teaching Excellence 

Exemplary Danbury teacher Lori Woodruff was presented with the Connecticut Education Association’s highest teaching award, the John McCormack Award for Teaching Excellence. The Academy for International Studies (AIS) Magnet School fourth grade teacher was honored at the 176th annual CEA Representative Assembly, held at the Mohegan Sun Convention Center this past weekend.

Statement from CEA President Kate Dias on the End of the 2024 Legislative Session

Since COVID, teachers have continually gone above and beyond for their students and while the pandemic is mostly behind us, teachers are still dealing with the negative impact on our students. Our educators are facing student behavioral, social, and mental health issues and a teacher shortage with no end in sight.

Archaic Laws Negatively Impacting Teachers, Barrier to Recruiting and Retention

Educators are calling for a repeal of WEP/GPO provisions that eliminate earned retirement benefits from millions of Americans.

Connecticut’s Congressional Delegation Helps Prevent Cuts to Education

Education community and families react to Congress preventing dire cuts to education budget.

Education Advocate and Union Leader Assumes Administrative Helm of State’s Largest Teacher Organization

The Connecticut Education Association—the state’s largest teachers’ union, representing nearly 45,000 educators—has a new top administrative leader. The CEA Board of Directors has appointed accomplished education, union, and labor leader Todd Jaeck as the organization’s new executive director.

Teacher-Hosted Book Drive Brings Joy of Reading to Children in Need

Hundreds of Connecticut children and parents celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday today by donating new and gently used books to children in need. The fun-filled family event was organized by the Connecticut Education Foundation (CEF) and community partners iHeartMedia and Blue Back Square.

Statement from CEA President Kate Dias on Governor’s Proposal to Eliminate Teacher Licensure Application Fees

We are pleased that one of Governor Ned Lamont’s first budget recommendations for fiscal year 2025 is the elimination of the initial teacher licensure application fee, which costs our state’s aspiring educators roughly $1 million each year.

Statement From The Education Stakeholder Coalition Urging Inclusion Of Educators In Conversations About Pedagogy And Literacy

We collectively wish to express our serious concern and dismay that state leaders have excluded all Connecticut classroom teachers, school leaders, and members of boards of education from the panel at the upcoming Education Forum on Literacy. The forum is described as “bringing together state and national leaders, as well as reading experts, as they engage in critical conversations about literacy.”

Connecticut Educators Support New Efforts to Address At-Risk Students

Union leaders embrace Dalio Education’s proposed holistic approach to resolve statewide learning crisis Teachers, paraeducators, and school-related personnel across the state have joined efforts to draw greater attention to the…

New CEA Survey Finds Increased Stressors Causing Teacher Exodus; Shortages Have Not Abated

Increased salaries, staffing, respect, limits on non-teaching duties needed to address continuing crisis in our schools.

Accomplished Leader, Education Champion Retiring from State’s Largest Teacher Organization

After nine years at the Connecticut Education Association, and a long and distinguished political career in the Connecticut legislature where he served as Senate President, CEA Executive Director Donald Williams is officially retiring.

CEA Celebrates 175th Anniversary with a Fundraising Gala

Legislators, a superintendent, teachers, and a national education leader were honored with prestigious education champion awards at CEA’s inaugural fundraising gala for the Connecticut Education Foundation.

CEA Strengthens Its Commitment to Advocating for Students, Teachers, and Public Education with New Branding Ahead of the 2023-24 Academic Year

The Connecticut Education Association unveiled a fresh, new look this week, invigorating the visual identity of an organization that has been a champion of students, teachers, and public schools for 175 years.

CEA Marks 175th Anniversary of Advocacy for Students, Teachers, and Public Education

More than 400 educators from across the state gathered at the Mohegan Sun Convention Center this past weekend to celebrate the Connecticut Education Association’s 175th year of advocating for students, teachers, and public education.