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  • Memorial Day Lesson Ideas and Resources

    May 22, 2015

    Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day, a day to honor American Civil War dead. Following World War I, Memorial Day became a day to honor soldiers killed in all wars. Honor the nation’s fallen military men and women with the following lessons and activities compiled by NEA. Resources for: Grades K-5 Grades 6-8 Grades […]

  • Teachers Make Addressing Student Poverty a Priority

    May 21, 2015

    Family stress and poverty rank highest as barriers to students’ academic success according to a new survey of the 2015 State Teachers of the Year — and Connecticut educators agree. After listening to Connecticut’s Teacher of the Year Cara Quinn give a compelling speech about poverty’s effect on her East Hartford students, CEA member delegates to the […]

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