Wildfires: How You Can Help
As the extent of the damage caused by wildfires across California becomes fully evident, educators are asking how they can help survivors and communities recover from these terrible disasters.
Brooklyn Teacher's Pastime Is a Major-League Hit
Brooklyn Elementary School fourth grade teacher Sean Maloney, a fan of Kevin Costner's character in Field of Dreams, has turned part of his four-acre Woodstock property into a replica of Fenway Park—Red Sox championship banners, scoreboard, stadium lights, and all.
NEA, CEA Members and Leaders Support Jahana Hayes
With less than four weeks left until Election Day, dozens of CEA members, staff, and leaders—joined by NEA Vice President Becky Pringle—came out to Danbury this weekend in a show of support for 2016 National Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes, who is running for office in Connecticut's Fifth Congressional District.
Help Those Affected by Hurricane Michael
In the spirit of solidarity and compassion, NEA is asking its members and the public, as we did last year after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and just last month after Hurricane Florence, to help educators and schools affected by Hurricane Michael.
The October-November Edition of the CEA Advisor is Now Online
Connecticut's major-party gubernatorial hopefuls, Ned Lamont and Bob Stefanowski, have very different ideas about public education, teachers' pensions, and your right to negotiate for fair wages and working conditions. Get the facts on where they stand and what that means for you.
Help Your Fellow Educators Rebuild Their Lives
Hurricane Florence is having a devastating impact on thousands of NEA members and their families in the southeastern United States. If you would like to help, please consider making a donation to the NEA Hurricane Florence Relief Fund.
A New Beginning
CEA's new leadership team welcomes you back to school with a fresh perspective on Connecticut public education and our future.
Special Edition of the CEA Advisor is Now Online
With a new school year Connecticut teachers are facing many challenges and opportunities, some familiar and some new. Learn more about the union pay advantage, the top 10 ways your CEA membership works for you, how your union protects your job, and much more in this issue.
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.
New CEA President Kicks Off Summer Conference
Newly elected CEA President Jeff Leake welcomed more than 300 Connecticut teachers to CEA's annual Summer Conference in Cromwell, featuring workshops for educators at every stage of their career looking to strengthen their profession and their collective voice.
Teachers Stand Strong With Their Union in Minneapolis
This RA is taking place in the wake of the recent Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME, a case bankrolled by corporate interests, which seeks to weaken labor unions and steal the voice of students and teachers. However the Janus case isn't the only attack educators have been uniting against recently.
Heartless Assault on Immigrants Must Stop
We've all seen the heartbreaking scenes of parents being arrested along our country's southern border as their sobbing and traumatized children are stripped from their mothers' protective arms and taken away by border patrol agents.
Teachers Elect New Leaders
In contested races, 428 teacher delegates elected a new president, Jeff Leake, and vice president, Tom Nicholas, to lead the Connecticut Education Association for the next three years. The election took place on May 19 at the 170th CEA Representative Assembly (CEA RA).
Teachers Gather to Remember Landmark Bridgeport Strike
Hundreds of active and retired teachers, some of whom hadn't seen each other in decades, gathered
to commemorate a historic milestone—the Bridgeport teachers strike of 1978—which, for many, has
brought to mind the wave of uprisings and walkouts happening across the country today.
Arizona has followed in the footsteps of West Virginia, Oklahoma, Kentucky, and now Colorado -
fighting for quality public education for our students.
Teachers, Registrars to Students: Your Vote Matters
Hours before a drastic budget measure affecting the district's public schools was set to take
effect, Bridgeport teachers held a news conference drawing attention to school officials' refusal to hire
substitute teachers for the month of May—a decision that threatens to disrupt learning and jeopardize
Register to Vote Campaign
CEA is proud to partner with the Registrars of Voters Association of Connecticut on a month-long,
non-partisan voter registration drive in Connecticut's high schools, beginning May 1, and you can help.
Westport Teachers Wear Red for Ed
Like their colleagues standing up for fair wages and education funding across the nation, Westport
teachers came together, wearing red, in a show of strength and solidarity before the town's Board
The April Issue of the CEA Advisor is Now Online
As the saying goes, March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. But this year it is not
going out like a lamb, because a growing community of student, teacher, and parent activists are roaring
until something is done to end the scourge of violence in our schools.
Support #OKwalk4kids Lunch and Buses
Oklahoma educators, support professionals, parents, students, and community members have been
PACKING the Oklahoma State Capitol this week to speak up on behalf of Oklahoma's children! Can you support
them by buying them lunch?
'I Would Die for My Students, But I Shouldn't Have To'
Teachers from Avon, Bloomfield, Cheshire, Clinton, Cornwall, Coventry, East Hartford, Killingly,
Manchester, Mansfield, Newington, Norwich, Tolland, Trumbull, and Waterbury—as well as retired educators
from around the state—participated in the student-led March for Our Lives ast the nation's capital.
Teachers Organize Walk-Ins for School Safety
Teachers and school staff in Amity, Darien, East Haddam, Marlborough, Manchester, Stamford, West
Hartford, and elsewhere throughout the state gathered in their schools' parking lots and snowy courtyards in
a show of support and solidarity for communities ravaged by school gun violence.
The Wheels on the Bus Go Read, Read, Read
February 26 marked the kick off of the Connecticut Education Foundation's 2018 Read Across America
Reading Bus Tour, featuring a 38-foot bus decorated with characters from popular Dr. Seuss books and
outfitted with bookshelves, benches, carpeting, and 3,000 donated books.
No Guns in School
The Connecticut Education Association does not endorse the idea that teachers should bring guns
into the classroom.
CCJEF Ruling Fails Connecticut Students
State Supreme Court ruling in the Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding (CCJEF) v.
Rell delivered a mixed verdict—bad for school funding, while rejecting the lower court's attempt to
create burdensome schemes for testing, teacher evaluation, and education policy.