We Are CEA
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.
The CEA Representative Assembly (RA), held each May, is CEA's highest policy-making body.
Membership involvement is vital to CEA's mission. As a member of a CEA commission or committee, you are part of the process.
CEF is a non-profit, charitable foundation that was established in 1991 to help teachers and children with extraordinary personal hardships and students planning teaching careers.
CEA is a democratic organization. Our members play an important role in determining the direction and focus of the Association through several elected governing bodies.
CEA offers a variety of grants and awards in the following categories:
- Public Relations
- Human and Civil Rights
- John McCormack Award for Teaching Excellence
The National Education Association Representative Assembly (RA) is NEA's highest decision-making body. With over 9,000 delegates, it is also the world's largest democratic, deliberative body.
Read the latest education news and information from CEA.
The U.S EPA has developed an innovative program - Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Tools for Schools - to help schools identify and address indoor air quality problems.
Watch our various TV ads and video highlights captured throughout the year.
Check out our indexed collection of press releases distributed for the current year.
CEA members can enjoy exclusive access to discounts on attractions, merchandise, fitness and travel.
Take advantage of home, auto and life insurance programs.
Information on retirement plans offered by the State of Connecticut and NEA.
NEA's Attorney Referral Program provides members with legal advice on personal matters.
Learn about the credit cards, home financing programs and lines of credit available through NEA Member Benefits.
CEA members have access to a variety of benefits and programs to enhance your life and your career. Learn about the benefits for new and retired members and see what's available for you.
Download monthly board reports from our executive officers and management staff.
Downloadable forms for staff and non-staff members - including expense vouchers, mileage reports and County Council meeting reports.
Schedule a meeting at CEA Headquarters using this online form.
The driving principle behind CEA-Retired is to provide retired members an organization that works in conjunction with CEA to improve retirement, pension, and health benefits.
CEASP offers unique opportunities in professional development, community outreach, leadership, and networking with future teachers all over the state.
Visit our local and national affiliate websites — created and shared by your colleagues.
Resources and information for local presidents - including requests for labels and membership rosters.
Research articles and resource information for your retirement and pension.
Information for treasurers and membership chairs regarding annual local and NEA dues, taxes, enrichment grants and more.
CEA keeps the contracts for all the school districts in Connecticut so they are available to CEA members at any time.
CEA keeps contract language organized by which town(s) have the language and which do not, so you can compare benefits among districts.
Legislation and Politics
Use this application to look up your Connecticut state representative and senator.
We're anywhere your issues require us to be. At the state legislature, before regulatory agencies, in the media, in your schools, and with state and local politicians.
Use these political resources to stay in touch and get informed for some of today's most important issues.
- Curriculum and Instruction
- Professional Learning
- Special Education
- Teacher Education and Mentoring (TEAM)
Whether you're applying for your first certificate, a renewal, or the next level of certification, CEA can help make the process easy.
Learn about Connecticut's three-tiered certification continuum and its core requirements.
An extensive collection of online curriculum and instruction resources relating to education, teaching and learning.
A listing of various academic grants offered from a variety of organizations.
External online resources aimed at improving and strengthening education and learning.
A listing of various academic grants offered from a variety of organizations.
Online learning courses, podcasts and videos to help educators increase their knowledge and improve their curricula.
This new document includes specific information about the role of the PDEC in developing and implementing the district's professional learning plan.
Every school district in Connecticut benefits from services provided by Regional Educational Service Centers (RESCs).
Articles and research on how to create more powerful professional development experiences.
Research articles and resources dealing wtih court cases and information related to special education.
Links to the CT State Department of Education and other outside resources.
A variety of Special Education workshops presented by Robyn Kaplan-Cho, CEA Retirement Specialist.
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 educators.
Our extensive resource library of resource materials, documentation, PowerPoint presentations and more.
Local and national news stories surrounding teacher evaluation.
A collections of research articles and supplemental information regarding teacher evaluation.
Common Core State Standards - Resources for Connecticut Teachers
Welcome to CEA's resource section for the Common Core State Standards. This website has been designed by teachers to help teachers understand the recently adopted standards and provide resources to help you help your students excel.
Levels of Teacher Concern
Entrance Points Into the Common Core
|I am new to the Common Core and would like to know more about it. ➨||How will working with the new Common Core Standards affect me? ➨||What materials will I need to implement the Common Core Standards? ➨||I have been working with the standards, but how do I refine my practice? ➨||How can I collaborate with others who are with Common Core? ➨|
The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Information
CT SBAC Sample Assessment Results
The 2015 Connecticut Smarter Balanced Assessment are new tests and replace the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) and or Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) in English language arts/Literacy and Mathematics. This report shows achievement on assessments based on the Connecticut Core Standards, which define learning expectations for what students should know and be able to do at each grade level
Grade 5 Student
Grade 8 Student
Grade 11 Student
Connecticut's Achievement Level Descriptions for the Smarter Balanced Assessment
The Connecticut Core Standards set learning expectations for what students should learn and be able to do at each grade level so that by the time they graduate from high school, they are ready to succeed in college and in the workplace. The Smarter Balanced assessments are designed to measure each student's progress toward meeting these expectations.
Grade Bands: 3-5, 6-8, High School