Category Archives: Legislation and Politics

Education Reform Bill Becomes Law

From CEA’s blog: Teachers’ commitment to students and public education was a clear presence at the State Capitol today as Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed Connecticut’s new education reform law. What a difference teachers make when they advocate through political … Continue reading

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Madison Teachers Rallied in Hartford

Last week teachers rallied for public education at the State Capitol urging legislators to get reform done right, and as you can see from the picture on the right, Madison teachers were there. A big thank you to Mary Ellen … Continue reading

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REFORM ALERT

From a recent correspondence from CEA President Phil Apruzzese and Executive Director Mary Loftus Levine: This has been a historic week in our positive efforts to have lawmakers enact school reform that is meaningful to our students and our profession. … Continue reading

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Informational Session on Governor Malloy’s SB24

Tomorrow the MEA will be hosting two informational meetings in the Polson auditorium to make our members more aware of the seriousness of the proposed changes in Senate Bill 24 and how we can make our voices heard to push … Continue reading

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Help Take Back Your Profession through CEA’s “Education Reforums”

Every day in newspapers, online and on radio and TV, we read and hear about attacks across the country against public education and teachers’ rights. While we know this is a busy time of year, we all need to stand … Continue reading

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Education Bill Dies in Committee

From CEA yesterday afternoon… Education Committee Takes No Action On H.B. No. 6324 (RAISED) EDUCATION. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING TEACHER EMPLOYMENT CRITERIA’ Teacher Seniority and Layoff Procedures Under Fire, Bill Dies in Committee On Friday, March 25, the Education Committee had … Continue reading

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Watch this Video and Contact Your Lawmakers

Take about 60 seconds to watch this video, and see why teachers are worried about seniority rights (House Bill No. 6324) and evaluation fairness (Senate Bill No. 1160).  If teachers’ political advocacy does not convince lawmakers on the Education Committee … Continue reading

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Hearings on Bills that Impact Teacher Evaluations and Dismissal

Education Committee to Hold Hearing on a Bill That Impacts Teacher Performance Evaluation & the Teacher Fair Dismissal Law On Thursday, March 17th, the legislature’s Education Committee will have a public hearing on Raised Bill No. 1160  An Act Concerning … Continue reading

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Education Committee Members Need to Be Contacted NOW Your Rights Are At Stake AT ISSUE In the next several days, the Education Committee will consider whether or not to amend your collective bargaining rights as contained in the Teacher Negotiation … Continue reading

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Certification Updates from CEA

As many of you know, CEA has been working hard on making your voices heard as the State Department of Education has been reshaping certification requirements for Special Education teachers, Teacher Leaders, and Literacy Specialists. On December 1, 2010, the … Continue reading

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