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January 9, 2019
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'WE HAVE THE GREATEST TEACHERS IN THE WORLD'

During his State of the State Address, Governor Ned Lamont received a standing ovation when he praised teachers and said, "Thank you for what you do." Watch video.



BRIDGEPORT STUDENTS INVITED TO INAUGURATION

Bridgeport Harding High School's marching band was front and center in the inaugural parade. Watch video.


FRIDAY: WEAR RED FOR ED

Join your colleagues in Connecticut and across the country in a show of solidarity and support for Los Angeles and Oakland teacher strikes. Wear #RedforEd and stand with California teachers because their issues affect all of us.


ROTTEN APPLE

A rotten apple to the ongoing partial federal government shutdown. Now going on its third week the shutdown is having a ripple effect across the country and impacting more and more American families.


AWARDS SHOWCASE TEACHERS AND LOCAL ASSOCIATIONS

Enter the CEA Public Relations Awards and let your local and your members shine. Watch video of past McCormack Award winner Chris Stone explain why teachers should apply for this prestigious award and grant.

2019: NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR EDUCATION-FRIENDLY LEGISLATION

CEA is working closely with newly elected and appointed officials on legislation critical to you and your profession. In this short video, CEA Executive Director Don Williams explains what to expect.


FROM TOY TO CONGRESSWOMAN

Jahana Hayes was sworn into office representing Connecticut's 5th Congressional District. Watch her EdWeek interview about the importance of teachers and education.


DON'T MISS OUT

Stay up to date on everything public education-related. Subscribe to blogcea.org and enter to win a #RedforEd t-shirt.


SHINY APPLE

A shiny apple to the state legislature's Education Committee. There is new optimism that the new leadership and members will work together to address the state's education issues, including adequately and equitably funding public schools and protecting teacher retirement plans.


TEACHERS TRAVEL THE WORLD

Apply for the 2020 NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowship—a year of professional development that includes a summer field study in Peru. Deadline is Feb. 4, 2019. Apply at www.neafoundation.org/for-educators/global-learning-fellowship/.

DEALS & DISCOUNTS

Looking ahead to the weekend or February break? Ski some of the area's best resorts for less with your CEA discount. Details.


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