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Polson Teacher Martha Curran Honored at Teacher of the Year Ceremony

Polson Middle School English teacher Martha Curran was honored as one of the state’s four finalist this fall at Connecticut’s Teacher of the Year ceremony. We are so proud of Martha, who did a great job representing the incredibly talented … Continue reading

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Statement From CEA President Sheila Cohen on Passed Bipartisan Budget

As you probably know by now, the governor signed into law a state budget, passed with bipartisan support, that restores ECS funding to cities and towns but that imposes an unfair tax on teachers. While lawmakers tried to portray teachers’ … Continue reading

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CEA Retirement Workshops

Retirement may seem like a long way off, but in reality, it is never too early to plan for the future. There is still time to register for CEA’s regional retirement workshops which begin next week and will be held … Continue reading

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What Does CEA Do For Me?

We often wonder, What does the CEA actually do with our dues fees? Watch the video below to see how they’ve been advocating for us during a time when public education and its unions are increasingly under attack. Note: You … Continue reading

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Attend CEA’s Keep the Promise May 18 Rally UPDATE: Rally Postponed

This rally has been postponed. Here’s a message from CEA president, Sheila Cohen: Given the uncertainty and continually changing elements of the state budget, we are postponing our Keep Your Promise Rally scheduled for May 18. More budget proposals are … Continue reading

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Upcoming CEA Events

Educator’s Weekend at Mystic Seaport, April 22-23 This weekend all teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals, afterschool professionals, and their families (up to four people total with teacher ID) will receive free Mystic Seaport admission! Don’t miss this special opportunity to explore the … Continue reading

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Planning for the Future

The CEA will be hosting a short series of retirement workshops, starting early next month, which will be taking place around the state. An overview of the teachers’ retirement system will be provided, with a focus on pension issues for … Continue reading

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Gov. Malloy Proposes Shifting $400M Pension Burden to Towns

As the state looks for ways to close its projected $1.5 billion budget hole, the governor has proposed a new system whereby towns would beginning contributing to the teacher pension fund, shifting that burden away from the State. As reported … Continue reading

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County Forum February 1

If anyone is interested in going to our County Forum meeting next week, February 1st, please register.  It will be held at Baci Grill, 134 Berlin Road, Route 372 in Cromwell at 4:30. Elementary schools have parent conferences on the 1st, … Continue reading

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FAQs on Safe Zone Resolutions by School Boards

In response to the election of a presidential candidate who repeatedly vowed to deport all immigrants who are here illegally, the NEA has put together an FAQ sheet regarding what it would entail for local school boards to adopt Safe … Continue reading

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