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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.
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.
Say charter schools should not be exempt from the sunshine of transparency.
LATEST BLOG POSTS
April 24, 2015
Thirty million: In the world of early-childhood education that number represents the supposed gap between middle- and low-income children in the number of words heard by the time they are three years old. The original study that generated that 30 million number is now 20 years old. The number has frequently been used to explain […]
April 23, 2015
Earth Day offers a wide range of learning opportunities for the youngest preschoolers to high school seniors, and schools around Connecticut took advantage of those opportunities yesterday by getting involved in their communities and the natural environment. Advanced Placement environmental science students at New Fairfield High School held an Earth Day Celebration for middle and […]
LOCAL AND NATIONAL HEADLINES
April 20 - theday.com
While there is no such thing as the perfect candidate, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's nomination of Dr. Dianna R. Wentzell as the state's next education commissioner comes close.
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.