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Democrats to Filibuster Supreme Court Nominee With Troubling Record on Students With Disabilities


Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of New York said he will lead a filibuster against Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch.

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CEA Expresses Alarm to President Trump Over Deportation of Students

CEA is joining together with other Connecticut education stakeholders to urge President Trump to ensure that schools continue to be safe places where children, regardless of immigrant and/or citizenship status, will not have their learning interrupted.

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Educators Share Concerns With Legislators on Special Ed Proposals

Every year legislators on the Education Committee deliberate over many bills that could have a big impact on children, parents, and educators. This legislative session, special education is receiving particular attention.

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Advocates Speak Up to Save Important Supports Provided by Community Schools

Community Schools in Connecticut have celebrated many important successes but these achievements are in jeopardy due to funding cuts in the governor's proposed budget.

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CEA Asks Legislators to Demand Accountability, Transparency for Charter Management Organizations


CEA Executive Director Mark Waxenberg testified before the Education Committee in favor of a bill that expands accountability and transparency for charter management organizations (CMOs) that run some of Connecticut's publicly funded schools.

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CEA to Legislature's Education Committee: Create a System That Delivers Equity and Adequacy


Calling Connecticut's system for funding public education "irretrievably broken," CEA Executive Director Mark Waxenberg unveiled a bold new plan to ensure that all Connecticut school districts and students are winners.

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CEA Members Save at The Bushnell...And More!

A dozen new shows, from Nickelodeon's PAW Patrol to Broadway hits and the legendary Tony Bennett.

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February-March Issue of the CEA Advisor Now Available

Education is the great equalizer, opening doors of opportunity and success for all students, but public education is under attack from all sides.

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Shout Out for Public Schools, Westport Teachers at the Oscars

Justin Paul, a 2003 graduate of Staples High School, and his songwriting partner Benj Pasek won Oscars for "City of Stars," the song they wrote for "La La Land."

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CEA President: CT Teachers Will Continue to Stand Up for Transgender Students

The Trump administration has rescinded federal protections for transgender students in public schools that allowed them to use restrooms and locker rooms that correspond to their gender identity.

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Don't Miss Your Special NEA Member Perks

To help you get the most out of your membership, NEA Member Benefits has worked with its partners to arrange special NEA member offers, bonuses and freebies.

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School Funding, DeVos & More: CEA Leaders Speaking Out on the Air

CEA leaders are speaking out about the governor's budget proposal, the need for the state to invest in all public schools, Betsy DeVos, and more.

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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.

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Statement from CEA Executive Director on the Governor's Proposed Education Budget


The governor's proposed education budget threatens the quality of all our local public schools by dividing schools, parents, and communities into clear winners and losers.

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Statement from CEA President Sheila Cohen on Senate Approval of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education


We thank all our teachers, parents, and the public for their tireless efforts-the rallies, the flood of phone calls, and the deluge of emails-in opposition to Betsy DeVos as secretary of education.

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Senators Murphy and Blumenthal to Vote 'No' on DeVos Confirmation

Teachers have been calling and emailing their senators in unprecedented numbers,d and those senators are taking notice.

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Statement from CEA President Sheila Cohen on Governor's Teacher Retirement Budget Proposal


Governor Malloy's budget proposal recognizes the value of Connecticut teachers and the state's financial obligation to them, but the plan to create a partnership for teacher pension contributions with cities and towns must be viewed with extreme caution.

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Mystic Seaport for Educators Summer 2017 Fellowships Available

Mystic Seaport is currently looking for creative, enthusiastic, and dedicated teachers to participate in the Mystic Seaport for Educators (MSE) website research and content creation program.

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Charter Management Organizations Cheating Students and Wasting Connecticut Taxpayer Dollars


Students, parents, taxpayers, and communities getting a raw deal; State must act

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Be Ready to Act to Support Public Education: Join Your Colleagues

The unprecedented number of calls and emails U.S. senators have received in opposition to the nomination of Betsy DeVos for secretary of education make it clear that teachers understand the outsized role that policy and politics can play in their classrooms.

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Teachers Continue Push Against DeVos on Last Day Before Committee Vote

Odds may not be in their favor, but teachers are continuing to stand strong against the nomination of Betsy Devos for U.S. secretary of education.

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Teachers Reject Immigration Ban: Read Statement from CEA President

The executive order President Donald Trump signed Friday banning immigrants and refugees from seven majority-Muslim countries has teachers expressing condemnation and outrage.

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Display Your Students' Artwork at CEA in Hartford

CEA headquarters in Hartford proudly displays student artwork on a monthly rotating basis, and we invite your school to create our next display.

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President Trump Says Education System Leaves Students 'Deprived of All Knowledge'


Surprising many education observers, President Donald Trump mentioned public schools during his inaugural address—but not in a way that pleased students, parents, or teachers.

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December-January Issue of the CEA Advisor Now Available

While the election is over, the battle to protect our students, our profession, and our future is just beginning.

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New Report Conceals SBAC Problems

CEA and AFT CT shed light in Minority Report.

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Classroom Resources for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Help students put in perspective Martin Luther King Jr.'s life, his impact on the Civil Rights Movement, and his significance to American culture and history.

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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.

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