2020 CEA Written Testimony



2020 CEA Testimony

Read the following testimony that CEA has given for the current legislative session.


MARCH


MAR 9

SB 310 AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDING FOR AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION CENTERS



SB 392 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PERSONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT PILOT PROGRAM



HB 394: AA CONCERNING AUTHORIZATION OF STATE GRANT COMMITMENTS FOR SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECTS AND REVISIONS TO THE SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECTS STATUTES



HB 5433: AA CONCERNING THE CREATION OF A SPECIAL EDUCATION EXCESS COST COOPERATIVE



HB 5434 AN ACT CONCERNING THE TREASURER'S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE INCLUSION OF FINANCIAL LITERACY IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL CURRICULUM



HB 5436 AN ACT PROHIBITING SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICIES THAT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST STUDENTS BASED ON NATURAL HAIR AND HAIRSTYLES



HB 5438 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A WORKING GROUP TO EXAMINE WAYS TO CONSOLIDATE OR ELIMINATE CERTAIN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND IN-SERVICE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR EDUCATORS



H.B. No. 5439 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING VARIOUS REVISIONS AND ADDITIONS TO THE EDUCATION STATUTES.



Testimony of Orlando Rodriguez, Research and Policy Development Specialist, before the Education Committee

HB 5431: An Act Concerning Indoor Air Quality in Schools

Testimony of Denise Tickell, Teacher in the Orange Public School System
Testimony of Dinie James, Counselor in the Stamford Public Schools
Testimony of Janet Inzitari, Teacher in the Stamford Public Schools
Testimony of Jessica Reap, Teacher in the Stamford Public Schools
Testimony of Joe Celcis, Teacher at Westhill High School
Testimony of Kristen Ann Record, Teacher in the Stratford Public Schools
Testimony of Kris R. Samuelson, Teacher in the Fairfield Public Schools
Testimony of Melanie Kolek, Legal Counsel for Connecticut Education Association
Testimony of Melanie Rakoczy, Teacher in the Stamford Public Schools

HB 5378, An Act Concerning the Integration of Social-Emotional Learning in Programs Of Professional Development For Educators In Connecticut

Testimony of Amy Farrior, Teacher Marlborough Elementary School, before the Education Committee
Testimony of Ann Grosjean, Retired Connecticut Teacher, before the Education Committee
Testimony of Brendan Murphy, Union Representative for the Connecticut Education Association, before the Education Committee
Testimony of Donald E. Williams, Jr., Executive Director, Connecticut Education Association, before the Education Committee
Testimony of Jami Richardson, Pomperaug Regional School District 15 Educator, before the Education Committee
Testimony of Jeff Leake, President of the Connecticut Education Association, before the Education Committee
Testimony of Kate Field, Teacher Development Specialist, before the Education Committee
Testimony of Kristen Lewis, Enfield Educator, before the Education Committee
Testimony of Kristen Pomeroy, CREC Educator, before the Education Committee
Testimony of Kristen Ann Record, Stratford Education Association Vice-President for Secondary Schools, before the Education Committee
Testimony of Mary Enright, Teacher in the Stamford Public Schools, before the Education Committee
Testimony of Ray Rossomando, CEA Director of Policy, Research, and Government Relations, before the Education Committee
Testimony of Robyn Kaplan-Cho, CEA Program Development Specialist, before the Education Committee
Testimony of Stacey Paley, Teacher, before the Education Committee
Testimony of Stacey Pollock, Teacher at Torrington Middle School, before the Education Committee
Testimony of Tom Nicholas, Vice President of the Connecticut Education Association, before the Education Committee

SB 390 AAC Minority Teacher Recruitment and Retention

Testimony of Faith Sweeney, Teacher in the Westport Public School System, before the Education Committee
Testimony of Marquis Johnson, Teacher in the Windsor Public School System, before the Education Committee
Testimony of Nancy Andrews, Communications Director at the Connecticut Education Association, before the Education Committee
Testimony of Sheena Graham, Teacher in the Bridgeport Public School System, before the Education Committee

MAR 6

HB 5217: AA ESTABLISHING A WORKING GROUP TO STUDY ISSUES RELATING TO SCHOOL START TIMES



SB 314: AA CONCERNING THE INCLUSION OF NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES IN THE SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM



HB 5220: AA EXPANDING ELIGIBILITY IN THE CARE4KIDS PROGRAM TO PARENTS PARTICIPATING IN AN EVEN START PROGRAM OR ENROLLED IN CERTAIN SECONDARY EDUCATION PROGRAMS



HB 5222: AA EXPANDING ELIGIBILITY IN THE CARE4KIDS PROGRAM FOR HOMELESS FAMILIES



HB 5379: AA CONCERNING THE ALLOCATION OF SLOTS FOR STATEFUNDED CHILD CARE CENTERS



HB 5213: AA CONCERNING THE CREATION OF A PILOT PROGRAM FOR AN EARLY CHILDHOOD BUSINESS INCUBATOR MODEL



HB 5380: AA CONCERNING SCHOOL LITERACY



HB 5215: AA CONCERNING THE INCLUSION OF CLIMATE CHANGE INSTRUCTION IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL CURRICULUM



Testimony of Ray Rossomando, CEA Director of Policy, Research, and Government Relations, before the Education Committee

SB 318: An Act Protecting Employee Freedom of Speech and Conscience

Testimony of Jeff Leake, President of the Connecticut Education Association, before the Judiciary Committee

SB 312: An Act Concerning School Counselors

Testimony of Tom Nicholas, School Social Worker and Vice President of the Connecticut Education Association (CEA), before the Education Committee

SB 172: An Act Implementing the Recommendations of the Department of Education

Testimony of Michele O’Neill, Education Issues Specialist for the Connecticut Education Association, before the Education Committee

HB 5376, An Act Concerning the Implementation of edTPA as Part of Educator Preparation Programs

Testimony of Kathrine Grant, President of CEA’s Aspiring Educators Program, before the Education Committee

RB 173 AA Concerning the Development of a Framework for Assessing the Provision of Public Education in Connecticut

Testimony of Jeff Leake, President of the Connecticut Education Association, before the Education Committee



FEBRUARY


FEB 26

SB 140 An Act Requiring Free Feminine Hygiene Products in Middle and High School Student Bathrooms

Testimony of Kate Field, Teacher Development Specialist, Connecticut Education Association Before the Public Health Committee


FEB 25

SB 157 An Act Concerning The Provision of Free Feminine Hygiene Products in Middle and High School Student Bathrooms

Testimony of Kate Field, Teacher Development Specialist, Connecticut Education Association Before the Children’s Committee

HB 5270 An Act Concerning The Right of a Public Employee to Join or Support a Union

Testimony of Jeff Leake, President, Connecticut Education Association Before the Labor Committee

HB 5271 An Act Concerning Breastfeeding in the Workplace


BPRC: CEA Wants Safe & Compassionate Preventive Care for Students with Trauma

Testimony of Orlando Rodriguez, Research and Policy Development Specialist for the Connecticut Education Association (CEA)


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