Welcome to the September CEA Association Conntact Union Report. This newsletter is designed just for you—Building Representatives. The links below take you to stories relevant to Connecticut teachers, and we urge you to share them with your colleagues.

Stories and flyers are printable and include timely legislative and education policy developments, professional development and other CEA events, exclusive CEA member discounts, awards and grants, and more.

Please print and distribute announcements and flyers to teachers' mailboxes or post them in the faculty breakroom; some Building Reps share these via email.

Download and print this flyer

Share Vital Information with Your Colleagues

Resources for your 10-minute meetings

As a building rep, you are a trusted resource and the first line of defense for your colleagues. Help keep your colleagues up to date on issues relevant to them and their profession. Use these speaking points at your next 10-minute meeting. We will send you fresh speaking points every month.

  1. Connecticut needs a budget that works for all of us—a budget that invests in public schools and protects children.
  2. Education funding must be a priority. Our children's future and the future of our state depend on it.
  3. Connecticut is currently underfunding public education by more than $700 million per year. That can't continue.

Legislators may vote on a new state budget on Sept. 14. Tell them to pass a state budget as soon as possible that:

Contact your legislators. Urge them to pass a state budget as soon as possible that:

  1. Protects local school budgets and the education of all children
  2. Maintains critical services for families and communities
  3. Provides for a reliable revenue stream to cure the state's chronic underfunding of public schools

Go to www.cea.org/calltoaction/ to email a simple form.


IN THIS ISSUE

September 2017


Still No Budget for Connecticut

School funding remains in question


Groups Plan "Mortal Blow" to Unions Across the Country

Connecticut teachers are a target


Professional Development Just Got Better

Look what CEA has to offer


Free TEVAL Workshops for CEA Members Starting September 13

Find one near you; dates and locations being added


After the Storm

Helping our colleagues in affected areas; a checklist to help you prepare for natural disasters


DACA and Your Students

How to support Dreamers, families at an uncertain time


Come Run (or Just Have Fun) with Us!

Shake a leg, lend a hand at Eversource Hartford Marathon


Nominate a Child

Make the holidays brighter for students in need


Madison Teacher Named 'Building Rep Superhero'

Tell us about your superpowers!


Back-to-School Deals

Get CEA member savings on groceries, gifts, school supplies, and more



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