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2018 CEA Testimony

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


APRIL


APR 2

HB 5587 - An Act Concerning the Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth

Testimony of Connecticut Education Association, before the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee


APR 2

SB 525 - An Act Establishing the Connecticut Investment Board

Testimony of Robyn Kaplan-Cho, Retirement Specialist, before the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee



MARCH


MAR 28

SB 6 - An Act Implementing the Governor's Budget Recommendations for General Government

Testimony of Robyn Kaplan-Cho, Retirement Specialist, before the Appropriations Committee


MAR 28

HB 5324 - An Act Concerning Municipal Funding

Testimony of Elizabeth Misiewicz, 7th-grade English teacher in Ridgefield, before the Appropriations Committee


MAR 26

Raised Bill 5568 - An Act Concerning Notification by Contractors to School Districts Regarding Arrests or Criminal Investigations of Employees and Concerning a Cause of Action for Teachers Harmed by an Unremedied Hazardous Condition

Testimony of Donald Williams, Executive Director of the Connecticut Education Association

Testimony of Robyn Kaplan-Cho, CEA Retirement Specialist, before the Judiciary Committee

Testimony of Melanie Kolek, CEA Legal Counsel, before the Judiciary Committee

Testimony of Brendan Murphy, CEA Uniserv Rep, before the Judiciary Committee

Testimony of Heidi Kapszukiewicz, retired Norwich art teacher, before the Judiciary Committee

Testimony of Palma Adams, former teacher for Watertown Public Schools, before the Judiciary Committee

Testimony of Taryn Phelan, former bilingual school psychologist for the City of Waterbury, before the Judiciary Committee

Testimony of June Kozloski, 6-8th teacher for Waterbury Public Schools, before the Judiciary Committee


MAR 23

Testimony for the Combined Hearing of the Appropriations, Finance, Planning & Development, and Commerce Committees Regarding Recommendations by the Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Development

Testimony of Donald Williams, Executive Director of the Connecticut Education Association


MAR 16

HB 5450 - AAC The Staff Qualifications Requirement for Early Childhood Education

Testimony of Michele Ridolfi O'Neill, Educational Issues Specialist, before the Education Committee


MAR 16

HB 5430 - AAC Teacher's Retirement System Contributions

Testimony of Donald Williams, Executive Director of the Connecticut Education Association, before the Finance Committee


MAR 15

SB 280 - AAC The Connecticut Lottery Corporation

Testimony of Donald Williams, Executive Director of the Connecticut Education Association, before the Public Safety and Security Committee


MAR 14

SB 453 - An Act Concerning Classroom Safety And Disruptive Behavior

Testimony of Donald Williams, Executive Director of the Connecticut Education Association, before the Education Committee

Testimony of Michael Casey, CEA Uniserv Rep, before the Education Committee

Testimony of Robyn Kaplan-Cho, CEA Retirement Specialist, before the Education Committee

Testimony of Sue Fulleton, CEA Uniserv Rep, before the Education Committee


MAR 14

SB 455 - AAC Minority Teacher Recruitment and Retention

Testimony of Mia Dimbo, teacher in Bridgeport Public Schools and a member of Connecticut's Minority Teacher Recruitment Policy Oversight Council, before the Education Committee

Testimony of Marta Diez, teacher at the CREC Schools, before the Education Committee

Testimony of Lisa Cordova, kindergarten teacher at the CREC Schools and President of the CREC Education Association, before the Education Committee


MAR 14

HB 5444 - AAC Revisions to the Student Data Privacy Act


SB 459 - AAC The Regional Processing and Retention of Fingerprint Records


SB 456 - Assistance to School Districts that Enroll Students from Puerto Rico Who Have Been Displaced by Hurricane Maria

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


MAR 14

HB 5447 - AA Implementing the Recommendations of the Auditors of Public Accounts Concerning Private Providers of Special Education


HB 5451 - AAC Funding for Regional Agricultural Science and Technology Education Centers

Testimony of Orlando J. Rodriguez, Research and Policy Development Specialist and chief economist, before the Education Committee


MAR 8

HB 5388 - AAC A Fair Minimum Wage


SB 1, HB 5387 - AAC Paid Family Leave

Testimony of Christopher G. Donovan, before the Labor and Public Employees Committee


MAR 8

SB 362 - AAC Remedial Instruction in Reading

Testimony of Michele Ridolfi O'Neill, CEA Educational Issues Specialist, before the Education Committee


MAR 8

HB 5342 - AA Establishing a Task Force to Study Best Practices Regarding Social-Emotional Learning


HB 5337 - AAC a Study Of Virtual Classrooms


SB 360 - AA Establishing a Task Force to Study Best Practices Regarding Response to Intervention

Testimony of Kate Field, Teacher Development Specialist, before the Education Committee


MAR 8

HB 5335 - AAC The Alignment of The Coordinated State-Wide Reading Plan With The State's Two-Generational Initiative


SB 364 - AAC Special Education Funding


SB 361 - AAC Interdistrict Cooperation and The Reporting Requirements of Cooperative Arrangements

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


MAR 8

HB 5340 - AA Concerning a Study of Education Savings Accounts

Testimony of Sheila Cohen, President of the Connecticut Education Association, before the Education Committee

Testimony of Orlando J. Rodriguez, Research and Policy Development Specialist and chief economist, before the Education Committee


MAR 6

SB 320 - AAC Complaints of Sexual Harassment Against School Administrators

Testimony of Connecticut Education Association, before the Committee on Children


MAR 5

SB 51 - AA Establishing a Small Business Manufacturing Pipeline

Testimony of Ray Rossomando, Director of Policy, Research, and Government Relations, before the Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee



FEBRUARY


FEB 26

SB 199 - AAC Special Education Funding

Testimony of Ray Rossomando, Director of Policy, Research, and Government Relations, before the Insurance and Real Estate Committee


FEB 26

HB5171 - An Act Prohibiting The Executive Branch From Making Rescissions Or Other Reductions To The Education Cost Sharing Grant During The Fiscal Year.

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


FEB 26

SB 8 AA - Implementing the Governor's Budget Recommendations Concerning Education


HB 5167 - AA Increasing the Amount a Board of Education May Deposit into a Nonlapsing Account for Unexpended Education Funds

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


FEB 26

SB 183 - AA Implementing the Recommendations of the Department of Education, Sec. 9 (TEAM)


HB 5170 - AAC Students Right to Privacy in Their Mobile Electronic Devices

Testimony of Michele Ridolfi O'Neill, Educational Issues Specialist, before the Education Committee


FEB 26

SB 183 - AA Implementing the Recommendations of the Department of Education, Sec. 9 (TEAM)

Testimony of Dr. Linette Branham, retired CEA Director of Professional Practice, Policy, & Research, before the Education Committee

Testimony of Kate Field, Teacher Development Specialist, before the Education Committee

Testimony of Michael Brosnan, new teacher coordinator and district TEAM facilitator for Bridgeport Public Schools, before the Education Committee

Testimony of Liz Misiewicz, 7th grade English teacher in Ridgefield, before the Education Committee

Testimony of Debra Wilson, Stamford Public Schools, before the Education Committee


FEB 22

Re: Governor Malloy's FY19 Proposed Budget Revisions

Testimony of Sheila Cohen, President of the Connecticut Education Association, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Donald Williams, Executive Director of the Connecticut Education Association, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Shay Lewis,, fifth-grade teacher at CREC and the secretary of the CREC-EA board union, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Tim Zeuschner,, social studies teacher at South Windsor High School, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Ethan Spinelli,, 8th grade science at RHAM middle school in Hebron, before the Appropriations Committee


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