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Whether it's your first time in the classroom or your sixth year, we are here with all the resources early-career professionals need. We've got classroom management and professional development ideas. We've got more ways to stretch your hard-earned dollars. And we've got your back.
Thanks to strong lobbying efforts by CEA staff and members, funding to support new teacher mentoring has been restored.
Nonrenewal notices must be provided in writing no later than May 1. If you received one, here are 5 things to do right now
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Resources and Guides
Ready for Your End-of-the-Year Evaluation?
Our free guide helps you improve your summative rating.
Retirement Primer for Early-Career Educators
You may be years away from retirement, but it's never too early to begin planning.
- How does the Connecticut Teachers' Retirement System work?
- Do I get credit for other jobs I've had?
- How long must I work to collect a pension?
- What if I leave teaching or go part-time?
- Are my Social Security benefits impacted?
New Teacher Guide
The Connecticut Education Association welcomes you to the teaching profession! As a member, you join teachers in making up CEA, the largest teachers union in the state. We hope this handbook helps you get your career off to a great start.
Memorial Day Lesson Ideas
Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day, a day to honor American Civil War dead. Following World War I, Memorial Day became a day to honor soldiers killed in all wars. Honor the nation's fallen military men and women with the following lessons and activities.
The School Me blog series is a collection of blogs written by NEA members and experienced educators with advice and tips on how to thrive in your first few years as an educator.