Welcome Back!

A message to teachers from CEA President Sheila Cohen I extend my warmest wishes to you and welcome you back to a school year filled with hope and opportunity, a school year in which the demands placed upon you are determined through reasonable and collaborative flexibility, and that the professional development you are provided is…

NEA Members Improve Student Success, Strengthen Education

Nearly 9,000 educators from around the country have made their combined voices heard on behalf of students and public education. NEA members came together for the 151st Annual Meeting and 92nd Representative Assembly (RA) in Atlanta, Georgia, and gave their thoughtful consideration during 12-hour days to 93 new business items, and numerous constitutional bylaws and resolutions.…

Teachers from Around the State Gather to Decide CEA Policy

Nearly 400 CEA members are gathered this weekend for the CEA Representative Assembly (RA), which is underway tonight in Cromwell.  The CEA RA is CEA’s highest policy-making body. Today and tomorrow delegates – elected from CEA’s more than 160 local affiliates – are taking action to decide Association policies. Some highlights from tonight include a…

Educators Unite to Protect the Retired Teachers’ Health Insurance Fund

“I paid $15,000 a year out of my pocket for health insurance before my wife and I turned 65 and were eligible for Medicare.” “Retired teachers are on fixed incomes and we don’t get Social Security, so increases in our health care insurance costs are difficult to manage.” “Both active and retired teachers have been…

CEA Tells Legislature Parental Engagement Key to Student Success

Parents are working longer hours today than in past decades, making it even more difficult to maintain a healthy balance between work and family activities. A balance between work and family creates more opportunities for parents to participate in their children’s educational experience, which improves student performance. That’s why CEA asked the legislature’s Committee on…

Potential & Pitfalls in Teaching Profession Bill: Read Testimony

There’s a move afoot at the state legislature to elevate the teaching profession. Proposed House Bill 6358, An Act Unleashing Innovation in Connecticut Schools, at this point is only a framework. However, today CEA President Sheila Cohen told lawmakers she’ll continue discussions with top education officials to try and refine the initial legislation to ensure…