Teachers Honored, Officers Elected at CEA RA

Nearly 400 teachers gathered at the Mohegan Sun Expo and Convention Center last night to begin setting policy and electing new leaders at the 171st Connecticut Education Association Representative Assembly (CEA RA). The CEA RA is the Association’s highest policymaking body. CEA President Jeff Leake opened with a warm acknowledgement of teachers’ hard work and…

Teachers Rally for One of Their Own

Chanting “Labor is your neighbor,” dozens of union members—including fellow educators—gathered on the Meriden town green Saturday to show their support for teacher-turned-Congressional-candidate Jahana Hayes. Hayes is vying for the House seat in Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District. A former Waterbury educator and Connecticut Teacher of the Year, Hayes was named National Teacher of the Year…

Get Out Tuesday and Vote!

Municipal elections don’t receive the same attention as state or national elections, but that doesn’t mean they are any less important. Tomorrow voters around Connecticut will have a chance to elect candidates for board of education, town council, finance committee, mayor, and many other municipal offices. These elected officials will have a big say in…

Teachers Talk to Teachers, Promote Candidates Committed to Public Education

Many people claim to speak for public education, but teachers turn to their fellow teachers when they want to know the truth about an issue—or a candidate for elected office. That’s why some Danbury teachers are working to get the word out to their fellow educators about Connecticut State House and Senate candidates who are…