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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Update Your Information with STRB
February 02, 2018
When folks fill out their application for retirement, whether deliberately trying to keep their personal e-mail
address less available or because they think the form deals with teaching, they use their school e-mail address
and that typically becomes inactive and invalid within days of their leaving the school district.
Retirees also move and don't let STRB know their correct mailing address should STRB need it. IF STRB has to use
the US mail to send out any notice, the cost could be as much as $0.35 for each piece of pre-sorted first class
mail to the over 35,500 individuals receiving pensions. That amount is around $12,500 per mass mailing.
In order to reduce costs, STRB is trying to use valid, up-to-date email addresses to reduce
this enormous cost. Retirees can update their contact information that STRB has for them by using the
Address/Name Change form
found on the STRB forms website.
Members should also be sure to update this information with CEA as well! Please contact
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.