Legislators are back in Hartford today for the opening of the 2024 Legislative Session. Governor Ned Lamont gave his annual State of the State Address to the combined chambers outlining his budgetary priorities for the year—and it came with pros and cons for teachers.
In a victory for public school students, East Hampton teachers’ efforts paid off yesterday when voters turned out on a hot July day to pass the education budget.
Teachers’ voices were heard by state legislators, resulting in additional school funding and the passage of numerous bills that will improve teachers’ working conditions—but there’s still more work to be done.
Educators and Parents Call on Lawmakers to Address Teacher Shortage Causing Lost Learning Time for Students
With a week left in the legislative session, CEA leaders, members, parents, and several legislators are urging lawmakers to use this opportunity to fix the teacher shortage crisis.
Teacher Shortage Worsening, Causing School Closings, Early Dismissals, and Lost Learning Time for Students
Teachers are sounding the alarm for the state to provide funding and accountability measures to fix the staff shortage crisis facing our public schools.
With teacher burnout increasing in the face of low salaries, problematic behavior from students, sick schools, and more, Hamden educators told legislators during a recent meeting that the state needs to invest more to support educators and schools and prevent a full-blown teacher shortage crisis.
With at least 1,300 educator vacancies statewide, Governor Lamont announced Connecticut is using federal funding to make new investments to address educator shortages in Connecticut.
During a webinar today State Department of Education (SDE) officials, joined by Governor Ned Lamont and Acting Department of Public Health (DPH) Commissioner Deidre Gifford, answered questions submitted by educators…
A new bill introduced by U.S. Senators Patty Murray and Chuck Schumer would be an important move toward allowing schools to open safely this fall. The Coronavirus Child Care and…
When coronavirus struck Connecticut, teachers and students had their worlds turned upside down almost overnight. Schools were closed, and homes became de facto classrooms. Through all of the uncertainty, Connecticut…