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.
Statement on Passage of Bipartisan State Budget
The fight for a fair budget that invests in public education has ended in the legislature with a bipartisan agreement that does not substantially cut ECS funding or shift the cost of teacher retirement onto cities and towns.
CEA Goes to Court to Block Education Funding Cuts
CEA joined with Torrington and Plainfield teachers, a Brooklyn parent and her two children, and the municipalities of Torrington, Plainfield, and Brooklyn to file a lawsuit against cuts to education in the governor's executive order.
Latest on the State Budget
Throughout the state budget process, CEA members have been strong advocates. In just the last three days, more than 4,000 emails were sent by CEA members to their representatives and state senators. Here's what happened at the Capitol.
Building Connections, Strength at CEA Summer Leadership
In her opening remarks at the 2017 CEA Summer Leadership Conference, President Sheila Cohen told a packed ballroom, "All of you represent the equalizers in our society, the igniting sparks of innovation and creativity, and the social justice warriors of our nation. You make a difference. You are teachers."
CEA-Retired Member's Work Highlighted by NEA
NEA Today is featuring retired educators who are still making a difference—and one of those highlighted is
Connecticut's own Jon-Paul Roden. A former CEA-Retired president, Roden was recently elected to his second term
on the NEA-Retired Executive Council.
Teachers Hit the Links to Help Students
More than 200 Connecticut teachers, supporters, and CEA staff hit the links at Glastonbury Hills Country Club on July 17 as part of CEA's largest fundraiser of the year to benefit public school students in need.
NEA Leaders Applaud Connecticut, Stress Teachers' Strength
"All across the country, you are demonstrating that we have the resolve to fight for what's right for our students and educators, the resilience to take a hit and bounce back, the audacity to demand respect, and the relentless will to win," NEA Executive Director John Stocks told delegates at the NEA RA.
Special Education & Equity in Connecticut
As with other areas of public education, when it comes to special education there are big disparities between districts. How do we make sure all students and families receive equitable special education services?
When Was the Last Time You Talked to Your Legislators?
Do your state senator and state representative know who you are? Thanks to a meeting over coffee on a recent Saturday, Senator Toni Boucher now knows the names and faces of leaders of each of the local CEA affiliates in the towns that she represents.
Governor to Propose New Education Funding Formula
In his State of the State address on the opening day of the 2017 legislative session, Governor Malloy today committed to funding teacher pensions and said he plans to propose a new method for how state education aid is distributed.