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.
Overview of Teacher Evaluation Legislation and Guidelines
One of the most important tasks any educator can engage in is evaluation, as this is an important impetus for changing instruction to bring about greater student achievement.
Public Act 12-116, passed by the CT legislature in the spring of 2012, established the framework for a new evaluation and support system for Connecticut educators. It calls for evaluation to be a collaborative process to ensure that evaluation is a process in which teachers are active participants and not merely the recipients of an evaluator's review and rating.
In June, 2012, the State Board of Education approved new draft guidelines for educator evaluation and support, and developed a state model for evaluation, which is being piloted this year in several school districts. The Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut will study the implementation of the state model in the pilot districts and make recommendations for further use of the model and the guidelines. It is anticipated that the guidelines will have changes as a result of the study.
During the 2012-2013 school year, school districts are expected to revise or redesign their educator evaluation and support plans based on the draft guidelines, and implement their revised plans in the 2013-2014 school year. Districts may choose to implement the state-developed System for Educator Evaluation and Development (SEED) plan in lieu of one of their own design, which is why it is included in the list of resources.
The information on this webpage has been designed and compiled to provide local associations with steps to follow as you work with district administrators on revisions, and includes resources you can use to make decisions and assure your work results in a plan that is meaningful for every educator.
CEA stands ready to help your local association be a partner in this work. Please contact your UniServ representative or Michele O'Neill (email@example.com) for assistance.