Category Archives: Current Events

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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CEA Calls for New Improved Teacher Evaluation Guidelines

January 25, 2016 Teacher Evaluation Guidelines Detrimental to Student Learning CEA calls for new, improved guidelines; releases plan that focuses on student achievement and success Connecticut’s current teacher evaluation guidelines result in too much bureaucracy for teachers andadministrators and lost … Continue reading

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CEA Leaders Speak Out on Friedrichs vs. California Teacher Association Case

Friedrichs vs. the California Teachers Association is an important case moving before the U.S. Supreme Court that could would be a major blow to all unions if the court rules against the teachers’ union. It is a direct attack unions’ abilities … Continue reading

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If it happened in Wisconsin, who’s to say it can’t happen here?

Though we haven’t heard much about the anti-union law pushed through by Wisconsin governor Scott Walker’s administration four years ago, the fallout has been devastating to public sector unions. Recently Republican state lawmakers pushed through right-to-work legislation that allows private-sector workers … Continue reading

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Educators Question Linking Standards and High-Stakes Testing

Here’s an interesting article from the CEA news blog. Note the quotes that open and close the article from our superintendent. View the article in full below… BLOGCEA The League of Women Voters of Connecticut hosted a panel to discuss … Continue reading

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Teacher Evaluation Survey Results

Your MEA leaders want your feedback on Madison’s new Teacher Evaluation Plan so that we can bring teachers’ concerns to the table as the plan gets refined. Let your voices be heard. Click here to take survey. (Works fine from … Continue reading

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Teacher Evaluation Pilot Study Released

The Connecticut Department of Education released the UConn Neag School of Education report on the implementation of SEED, Connecticut’s system for educator evaluation and development, in the 10 pilot districts/consortia during the 2012-13 school year. The 81-page report found that “SEED was … Continue reading

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