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Protect Teachers and Students from Aggressive Behavior in the Classroom

To address student violence and aggressive behavior in the classroom, CEA will be advocating for laws that:

  • Protect teachers in dangerous situations and provide supports to help ensure safe classroom settings
  • Improve awareness and documentation of violent and threatening behavior in the classroom and its impact on teachers and other students in the learning environment
  • Result in all responsible stakeholders -- parents, administrators, teachers, and local board members — having a role in addressing the problem of aggressive student behavior collaboratively
  • Direct additional resources such as social workers and other specialists to children whose behavior is or could become, dangerous to themselves, other students, or staff.
  • Improve and expand training on strategies to prevent aggressive student behavior


Teachers Ask for More Protection Against Unruly Students

Kicked, bitten, and thrown to the ground. Connecticut teachers say they've had enough.

Share Your Story

The legislature is considering bill SB-453: AAA Classroom Safety and Disruptive Behavior that would help to prevent assaults on teachers.

We need to share your stories with them.

Written Testimony on SB-453: AAA Classroom Safety and Disruptive Behavior

Read some of the testimony from CEA leaders and teachers.

Donald Williams
CEA Executive Director
Michael Casey
CEA Uniserv Representative
Sue Fulleton
CEA Uniserv Representative
Robyn Kaplan-Cho
CEA Retirement Specialist

Read All Public Hearing Testimony

CEA Teacher Safety Page

Every educator has the right to a safe working environment. As your union, CEA wants to ensure that if you are threatened or assaulted at school, appropriate steps are taken to protect you.

Rise in Aggressive Student Behavior in the Classroom Impacting Students, Teachers

Teachers calling on legislators to enact policies and procedures to keep classrooms safe.


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