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December 12, 2017
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22,000 REASONS WHY YOUR CEA MATTERS

Connecticut ranks near the top not only for how effectively public school students are taught but also for the way their teachers are valued, with teacher salaries $22,000 higher than in most other states. Strong unions have made the difference. Read the Union Pay Advantage and see the importance of keeping CEA strong.


TOP 5 NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS FOR TEACHERS

These five resolutions can help ensure that all students have the opportunities to succeed and that teachers receive the respect, support, and resources they deserve.

MEETING THE CHALLENGES AHEAD

Attend an upcoming CEA County Forum in January and learn about the Janus case and how we must stand together to fight against those who want to take away our hard won salaries, benefits, and teacher voice. Visit cea.org or ask your local president for details.


SHOWCASE THE GREAT WORK IN YOUR LOCAL

Enter the CEA Newsletter and Website Competition. Open to all local Associations across the state, these awards recognize teachers and locals promoting communication.

MEMBER BENEFITS: DISCOUNTS, TRAVEL, INSURANCE—OH, MY!

Check out the newly redesigned CEA Member Benefits website for new deals, bigger discounts, and chances to win a weekly drawing and a grand prize guided-tour vacation package from NEA Member Benefits.

Hockey Fans!
Bridgeport Sound Tigers Host CEA Teacher Appreciation Day on Sunday, December 17


Details at cea.org/mb.

CEA Members Get 50% off Six Flags Holiday in the Park Through December 31!


Visit sixflags.com/newengland and enter promo code HIP8.

ARE YOU READY?

The legislative session is right around the corner (February 2018), and the fight for public education will continue, as the state is already more than $207 million in the red. Watch for information on how you can help protect needed education funding for our schools.