Fairfield teacher Bob Smoler told lawmakers to reject a special education bill that could jeopardize teachers' ability to ensure safe and productive learning environments. Read the story.
North Haven teacher Tom Marak shared teachers' concerns regarding new graduation requirements. Read Marak's testimony.
Read Chris Hankins' testimony regarding DCF unsubstantiated reports.
Nearly 200 teachers participated in CEA's Professional Development Workshops last weekend. Visit blogcea.org for event highlights.
A shiny apple to to Rep. Matt Lesser for introducing legislation to protect teachers by requiring retirement plan salespeople to disclose conflicts of interest. The bill, HB 7161, would protect teachers' retirement dollars. Read NY Times article.
A rotten apple to anti-public education corporate reformers who want charter management organizations to operate under a veil of secrecy profiting off taxpayer dollars meant for students. Read the CEA-endorsed bill urging the state to require transparency.
Read CEA's news release: CMOs Cheating Students and Wasting Connecticut Taxpayer Dollars.
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Spring may be here, but last week's snowstorm dumped plenty of fresh powder across the state. Check out Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort's 20 trails in Middlefield, where CEA members get 20% off 4-hour and 8-hour ski lift tickets. Present your CEA member ID card at the time of purchase.
BJ's has announced a new contact person for CEA members looking to take advantage of the $35 annual two-person membership (regularly priced at $50). Contact Maggie Spada at 860-857-2958 or firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a CEA member account.