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CEA reveals a new, balanced approach that improves accountability, reduces testing by phasing out SBAC, and can serve as a foundation for legislation this year.
CEA will be offering 3 regional retirement workshops for its members during the month of March. These workshops provide an in-depth explanation of the pension and retiree health benefits provided through the teachers' retirement system.
Should tests be used to rank and rate students, teachers, and schools? Or should they be used to promote student learning?
You would be hard pressed to find a teacher who would choose the former.Teachers unequivocally agree that good tests help students learn and give their teachers opportunities to analyze student learning, plan, and adjust instruction.
Teachers are always looking for unique learning tools to engage their students, and at the CREC River street School in Windsor they've found two: Ben and Jerry.
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Share your comments about the administration of the reading survey and it's appropriateness for determining your needs in teaching reading to your students.
Understand and plan your retirement. It is never too early to educate yourself!
Resources and questions that can help guide the discussion and plan for more effective, efficient practice.
This presentation outlines a simple process your PDEC can use to review your plan in light of the teacher evaluation guidelines.
Entries being accepted for the Congressional Art Competition.
The 13th annual Educators' Weekend features free admission for teachers, administrators, afterschool professionals, and their families.
Here are some lesson plans and resources compiled by Phil Nast for NEA to help you integrate Black History Month into your classroom.
Retiree's big heart helps keep children warm.
Download lesson plans that can help you bring the world to your students.
LATEST BLOG POSTS
February 27, 2015
Charter schools in CT, intended as laboratories of innovation, have become a parallel school system allowed to play by a different set of rules than those that govern traditional neighborhood public schools — and that needs to change. That was the message of CEA Executive Director Mark Waxenberg testifying before the state legislature’s Education Committee earlier […]
February 26, 2015
Congress is reauthorizing the No Child Left Behind/Elementary and Secondary Education Act — America’s cornerstone education legislation. Members of Congress need to hear the voices of educators to make sure they get reauthorization right. Contact your members of Congress and find out more by clicking here. Filed under: Education news
LOCAL AND NATIONAL HEADLINES
February 24 - WNPR
Forty-eight school districts across Connecticut got a total of $428,000 to help them reduce the number of tests taken by students.
February 23 - CT Mirror
The state's largest teachers' union is calling on Connecticut lawmakers to end the requirement that students take a statewide standardized test each spring.