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Ready for Your End-of-the-Year Evaluation?

Our free guide helps you improve your summative rating.


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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?

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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.


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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.

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School Me - NEA Today

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.

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