Advocates Speak Up to Save Important Supports Provided by Community Schools

Community Schools bring together diverse services and resources to strengthen schools and improve outcomes for students. Community Schools in Connecticut have celebrated many important successes but these achievements are in jeopardy due to funding cuts in the governor’s proposed budget. CEA joined together with teachers, parents, and community engagement experts to speak out recently at…

Support for Community Schools Threatened in State Budget Proposal

Community Schools in Connecticut have had important successes improving student achievement, enhancing parent-school relationships, and providing much needed community supports in some of our neediest districts. These achievements are all at risk due to a funding cut in the governor’s proposed budget. Parents, educators, and community engagement experts spoke out yesterday at a hearing of…

Education Committee Urged to Support a Community School Model in Connecticut

The Legislature’s Education Committee today heard from a panel of experts on the need for community schools in Connecticut to help improve student achievement, especially in our neediest communities. Senate President Don Williams, CEA Executive Director Mark Waxenberg, AFT Assistant Director of Education Issues Shital Shah, Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission Executive Director Werner…