WDRC’s Brad Davis Supports CEA’s Sandy Hook Memorial Sculpture: It’s Emotional, Passionate, and a Tremendous Gift to the State

CEA Vice President Jeff Leake and Marilyn Parkinson Thrall, the artist creating the CEA Sandy Hook Memorial sculpture, were guests on the Brad Davis Talk of Connecticut Radio Show on WDRC this morning, discussing the latest on the memorial sculpture. “It’s going to be a tremendous gift to the state, all of us, and the…

Perspectives on Connecticut’s Achievement Gap: Stratford Teacher Gives Students Tools to Face Life’s Challenges

“I live the achievement gap. It’s my reality, every day.” That’s what Kristen Record, Connecticut’s 2011 Teacher of the Year, told a crowd of 100 people at the Hartford Public Library today, where she was one of the keynote speakers at the CT Mirror Forum “Perspectives on Connecticut’s Achievement Gap.” Record, who teaches physics at…

2013 Teacher of the Year Says Teaching Is All About the Connection

Passionate.  That’s the word fellow teachers use to describe Blaise Messinger, a fifth-grade teacher at Cromwell’s Woodside Intermediate School and Connecticut’s 2013 Teacher of the Year. Educators, family, friends, and students gathered for a ceremony at the school today, where State Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor introduced the state’s newest teacher of the year. “We are…

ECS Task Force Discusses Conditional Funding, Transition to a New Formula

With only three months remaining before it’s due to issue a final report, the Education Cost Sharing (ECS) Task Force met yesterday to discuss recommendations from its subcommittee examining new funding formulas. The formula subcommittee is currently collecting data on different formula variations and is developing a set of objectives to assess the formulas. The…