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CEA advocates for teachers and public education. We've been a driving force in lobbying legislators for the resources public schools need and campaigning for high standards for teachers and students. Our proud history spans more than 150 years.
Join your teaching colleagues on the North Lawn of the State Capitol Building in Hartford on Tuesday, May 12. Your activism is needed to tell lawmakers that Raised Bill No. 1095 - An Act Concerning Student Assessments, must be amended to ensure less testing, more learning for your students.
Connecticut lawmakers should eliminate the burdensome SBAC test and create an improved system of school accountability that is not unduly tied to one arbitrary test score.
Other states are moving forward with plans to reduce high-pressure testing.
More and more people are standing up and taking notice of CEA's proposal to reduce testing and increase accountability in our public schools.
A guide to corporate reformers and profiteers,and their impact on public education.
The CEA Representative Assembly (RA), held each May, is CEA's highest policy-making body. During two days of business, approximately 500 delegates take action to decide Association policies, including adopting amendments to the CEA RA Standing Rules, the CEA Constitution and Bylaws, approving revisions to the CEA Resolutions, and voting on new business items.
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.
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Explore new and review familiar ways to live responsibly with these lessons, projects, activities, and games provided by NEA.
A simple guide to help clarify some confusion about what the teacher evaluation guidelines require your plan to include.
Check out the online edition of our April CEA Advisor.
Join hundreds of retired teachers at the Retired Teachers Lobby Day at the State Capitol in Hartford on April 29.
Attend this workshop offered by CEA's Human & Civil Rights Commission on Wednesday, May 20.
Share your comments about the administration of the reading survey and it's appropriateness for determining your needs in teaching reading to your students.
The 13th annual Educators' Weekend features free admission for teachers, administrators, afterschool professionals, and their families.
Save the date for the annual CEA Retired Spring Business Meeting and learn about critical information that affects retirees and their families.
Check out the online edition of our February-March CEA Advisor.
LATEST BLOG POSTS
April 17, 2015
The next Connecticut commissioner of education is a long-time educator with many years of experience in the classroom and as a school leader. Dr. Dianna Wentzell was today named commissioner after serving as the interim commissioner of the department since January. Wentzell has over 25 years of experience working in Connecticut public schools in roles […]
April 16, 2015
The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions unanimously passed a bipartisan rewrite of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB)/Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) this afternoon. Education Week reports on details of the bill and amendments that have been added — read the article here. The bill has yet to be scheduled […]
LOCAL AND NATIONAL HEADLINES
April 10 - Education Week
Here are a few frequently asked questions about the law, its history, and its policy implications.
March 16 - Hartford Courant
Teachers push back against Smarter Balanced testing.
March 08 - theday.com
The Connecticut Education Association, the state's largest teachers union, is calling on legislators to cut back on standardized testing in schools.