CEA News and Headlines


CEA News

Berlin Teacher to Be Inducted into National Teacher Hall of Fame

Teachers are a selfless group who choose their profession because of a love for children and teaching, not for any expectation of accolades or honors. And that makes those times teachers are recognized and have a chance to be in the spotlight all the more special.

Read More


Sign Up Now!
Hands Across the Green Golf Tournament - July 15

Once again, the Connecticut Education Foundation's Board of Directors invites you to support the Children's Fund by joining Association members and CEA staff at the 25th Annual Hands Across the Green Golf Tournament on Monday, July 15.

Read More


Teachers Speak Up, Share Stories With Legislators: Join Them

Teachers have a lot to say on issues from their pensions to classroom safety this legislative session, which is why local associations around Connecticut are meeting with their legislators and making their voices heard.

Read More


Governor Wants to Recruit More Teachers of Color

Speaking to hundreds of students at Harding High School in Bridgeport today, Governor Ned Lamont encouraged his audience to pursue a career in teaching and be role models for the next generation of students.

Read More


CEA President Jeff Leake on Congresswoman Jahana Hayes' Resolution

We are grateful to Congresswoman Jahana Hayes for standing up for students and her colleagues here in Connecticut and across the country and saying no to guns in our schools.

Read More


Hayes Sponsors Legislation Against Arming Teachers

U.S. Congresswoman Jahana Hayes returned to the school in Waterbury where she taught for fifteen years to highlight legislation she has introduced to keep guns out of classrooms.

Read More


Waterbury Teachers Union Stands Together Against Salary Freeze: 'No More Zero'

Wearing #RedForEd T-shirts, several hundred Waterbury teachers showed their strength as a union, their dedication to their profession, and their value to the community they serve when they packed a March 7 Waterbury Board of Education meeting.

Read More


Education Community Saddened by Loss of State Representative

CEA sends condolences to the family, friends, and constituents of State Rep. Ezequiel Santiago.

Read More


Teachers Urge Legislators to Support Community Schools, Minority Teacher Recruitment

Community schools, minority teacher recruitment and retention, the opportunity gap, and school literacy were just some of the issues members of the legislature's Education Committee heard public input.

Read More


CEA Members, Leaders Support Teaching of African-American and Puerto Rican and Latino Studies

"Our students would only benefit from having more opportunities to learn about the culture, struggles, and contributions of African-Americans and Latinos throughout history," Waterbury teacher Sean Mosley told the legislature's Education Committee

Read More


Co-Building Reps Work Together to Represent Members

"Teachers become teachers because we want to help kids," says Danbury building rep Lori Woodruff. "It's the same with our union—we are here to help each other. As teachers, when we're involved with the union we can do more to help one another."

Read More


CEA Raises Concerns about School Regionalization, Teacher Pensions, ECS Changes, and More

Teachers' livelihoods and retirement security as well as educational outcomes for students are top priorities for the state's largest teachers union.

Read More


Our Issues, Our Voice

What's on teachers' agendas this legislative session? Find out in the February-March edition of the CEA Advisor.

Read More


All Aboard: Reading Bus Tour Rolls into Schools to Celebrate Literacy

Connecticut Education Foundation's (CEF) second annual Read Across America Reading Bus Tour kicked off on February 25, featuring a customized blue bus decorated with well-known Dr. Seuss characters and outfitted with bookshelves, benches, carpeting, and hundreds of new books.

Read More


Teachers Share Powerful Stories of Classroom Violence, Diminished Learning with Lawmakers

At a public hearing of the legislature's Education Committee today, classroom teachers—along with CEA leaders and staff—gave powerful testimony urging lawmakers to address the crisis of violent student behavior in rural, urban, and suburban schools throughout the state.

Read More


CEA Members, Leaders, Staff Testify Before Black and Puerto Rican Caucus

Teachers, CEA leaders, and staff testified before the Connecticut General Assembly's Black and Puerto Rican Caucus on issues critical to teachers this legislative session. These issues included school climate, classroom safety, the persistent shortage of ethnic minority educators, and funding for public schools.

Read More


Statement from CEA President Jeff Leake on Governor Lamont's Budget Address

CEA supports sensible ways of assisting the state in its efforts to make up for decades of underfunding teachers' retirement, including the governor and treasurer's plan to smooth out the state's payments to the fund over a longer period of time and lower the investment earning assumption to a more realistic rate.

Read More


All Aboard: Reading Bus Tour Rolls into Schools to Celebrate Literacy

Big Y World Class Markets and iHeartRadio join the Connecticut Education Foundation to bring the joy of reading to students.

Read More


Crisis in the Classroom: Legislators Need to Hear From You

Many Connecticut children are losing out on learning time when disruptive behavior from another student continually interrupts the school day.

Read More


Encouraging the Love of Reading With CEF's 2nd Annual Reading Bus Tour

The second annual Read Across America Reading Bus Tour will be heading off across Eastern Connecticut on February 25 for a week full of visits to elementary schools.

Read More


CEA Joins Labor Community in Urging Alternatives to Austerity

"We reject the idea of cutting our way to prosperity. That has never worked," said Connecticut AFL-CIO President Sal Luciano. His remarks came at a press conference yesterday where members of the labor community, including CEA, called on the state to adopt a pro-growth, investment budget.

Read More


Professional Learning Experience for Teachers!

Project Oceanology and New England Science and Sailing are partnering to offer "Sound Education: Working with NGSS and STEM in Long Island Sound". This is a FREE two-day PD event from April 5 - April 6 for teachers in grades 4-12, with overnight accommodations provided in Project Oceanology's waterfront hostel.

Read More


CEA Members Join Labor Community at Hartford Women's March

CEA members were among the thousands taking part in the Women's March in Hartford, January 19.

Read More


Are You Missing Out on These Educator Tax Deductions?

Legislation passed late in 2015 made many "tax extenders" semi-permanent, but there are still a few esoteric items that keep everyone on tenterhooks when, as once again this year, Congress fails to pass the tax bill by the end of the year.

Read More


'We Have The Greatest Teachers In The World'

During his State of the State Address, Governor Ned Lamont received a standing ovation when he praised teachers and said, "Thank you for what you do."

Read More


2019 Legislative Session Starts January 9, Brings New Opportunity

Marks the inauguration of a new governor and the beginning of the 2019 session of the Connecticut General Assembly. It's likely to be a busy session with many issues for legislators to tackle over these next five months.

Read More

back to top

Copyright © 2019
Connecticut Education Association
All rights reserved

This website and its content is copyright of the Connecticut Education Association. Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited. You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.

Home  · Visit Desktop Site  · Contact