From being attacked with a knife to being stabbed with a pencil, threatened with scissors and punched in the face—teachers shared their shocking stories of violent student behavior with legislators. Watch their emotional stories and read testimony submitted by hundreds of teachers.
The governor's new budget focuses on teacher pensions, education funding, and a damaging cost shift proposal. Read more.
Connecticut Public School Teachers: Uniting Us Every Day. That's the message your colleagues are sharing in new TV and radio ads promoting the strength and diversity in our public schools. Watch the ads, featuring students and teachers from across the state.
Take the time to let legislators know what's happening in your classroom and why they must act to protect students and teachers from aggressive and disruptive student behavior.
The Black and Puerto Rican Caucus heard from CEA members about the need to pass legislation that keeps classrooms safe from disruptive behaviors and protect against mold and weather- related problems; also addressed was the need to recruit more minority teachers. Read more and watch testimony.
Hundreds of students enjoyed time aboard the Connecticut Education Foundation's Read Across America Reading Bus. Read the story and watch the video. Also, watch CEA's Tom Nicholas on WTNH TV 8 talking about the importance of reading.
A shiny apple to Governor Ned Lamont for saying, "We need a Connecticut Moment, not a Wisconsin Moment—where we show that collective bargaining works not just for retirees but also for the next generation of state employees, and the next generation of taxpayers."
A shiny apple to former CEA member Jahana Hayes for making the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
A rotten apple to Donald Trump Jr. for calling teachers "losers," but a shiny apple to students whose viral video shows why they love their "loser" teachers. Watch video.