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  • Touchdown for Waterbury High School Football

    The football equipment necessary to ensure students' safety can be expensive, and in a district like Waterbury, funding for sports programs is in short supply.

  • Free Dental Clinic - April 20-21 at Torrington High School

    CEA is partnering with the Connecticut Foundation for Dental Outreach to get the message out about an upcoming clinic that provides free dental care to Connecticut's underserved populations.

  • Teachers Ask for More Protection Against Unruly Students

    Kicked, bitten, and thrown to the ground. Connecticut teachers say they've had enough.

  • Support #OKwalk4kids Lunch and Buses

    Oklahoma educators, support professionals, parents, students, and community members have been PACKING the Oklahoma State Capitol this week to speak up on behalf of Oklahoma's children! Can you support them by buying them lunch?

  • 'I Would Die for My Students, But I Shouldn't Have To'

    Teachers from Avon, Bloomfield, Cheshire, Clinton, Cornwall, Coventry, East Hartford, Killingly, Manchester, Mansfield, Newington, Norwich, Tolland, Trumbull, and Waterbury—as well as retired educators from around the state—participated in the student-led March for Our Lives ast the nation's capital.

  • Enough is Enough: Thousands of Teachers Join Students in March to End Gun Violence

    Chanting "enough is enough" and "we want gun control now," students, teachers, parents, and community members marched from the Corning Fountain in Bushnell Park to the steps of the State Capitol for the March For Our Lives Rally.

  • CEA on Radio: Legislators Must Act to End Assaults by Students

    As surprising as it may sound, students biting, kicking, throwing furniture, and hurting other students and teachers has become common in schools across Connecticut, CEA Program Development Specialist Robyn Kaplan-Cho told WTIC's Ray Dunaway during an appearance on his radio show.

  • Teachers Share With Legislators Heartfelt Stories of Being Assaulted

    Although it was after ten o'clock last night by the time the legislature' Education Committee heard public testimony on a bill to help ensure classroom safety and address student assaults, CEA members and staff made sure they were present to testify so that legislators could hear their stories.

  • Teachers Organize Walk-Ins for School Safety

    Teachers and school staff in Amity, Darien, East Haddam, Marlborough, Manchester, Stamford, West Hartford, and elsewhere throughout the state gathered in their schools' parking lots and snowy courtyards in a show of support and solidarity for communities ravaged by school gun violence.

Protect Local
Public School Funding

Restore ECS and TEAM funding, and fund public schools equitably

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Repeal the 1% Teacher Tax and Protect Teacher Pensions

Repeal the 1% tax on teachers, and restructure payments by the State to ensure the long-term solvency, stability, and benefit structure of the state teachers' retirement fund.

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Protect Teachers' Rights

Advocate against any proposals that eliminate, restrict, or interfere with teachers' rights to negotiate salaries, health insurance, working conditions, and other benefits.

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Protect Teachers and Students from Aggressive Behavior in the Classroom

Advocate for laws that address student violence and aggressive behavior in the classroom.

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