Over 43,000 members strong, 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.
Whether it's your first time in the classroom or your sixth year, we are here with
all the resources early-career professionals need. We've got classroom management
and professional development ideas. We've got more ways to stretch your hard-earned
dollars. And we've got your back.
The Teacher Education and Mentoring Program (TEAM) is a two year induction program for
beginning teachers that includes mentorship and professional development. Beginning
teachers participating in the program are assigned a trained mentor to guide them
through developing individualized growth plans, uniquely based on their own needs as
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Cost of Living Adjustments - January 2018
February 2, 2018
Based on the statutes governing Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA) for CTRB members, members who retired on or
after September 1, 1992, shall be eligible for an annual cost of living allowance calculated by using the cost
of living adjustment granted by the Social Security Administration for the applicable year and the investment
performance of the retirement fund for the preceding fiscal year. If the investment performance of the
retirement fund is less than 8.5%, the cost of living adjustment will be capped at 1.5%.
Social Security has announced that they will be granting a cost of living increase of 2.0% for the year 2018.
Members who retired on or after September 1, 1992 will receive a COLA increase of 2.0% in 2018.
Members who retired prior to September, 1992 and who receive their annual cost of living adjustment in January
(not July) will receive an increase of 3% based on the National Consumer Price Index for the twelve month period
ending on November 30, 2017.
Though his opening address to the 2018 General Assembly emphasized Connecticut's tradition of fairness and the state's future generations, the governor's new budget proposal delivers mixed news for Connecticut students, teachers, and schools.
A change to the retired teachers' health insurance program that was adopted by the State Teachers' Retirement Board (TRB) this month will impact retired teachers and spouses who are on—or will soon be on&mdsah;the TRB's Medicare supplement (65 and older) plan.
Public officials are elected to represent the interests of local residents, but members of the Stratford Board of Education abdicated their responsibility to town residents by shutting them out of a public meeting.
State Supreme Court ruling in the Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding (CCJEF) v. Rell delivered a mixed verdict—bad for school funding, while rejecting the lower court's attempt to create burdensome schemes for testing, teacher evaluation, and education policy.