Category Archives: Teaching

Coronavirus and School Closures: FAQ for Teachers

The CEA News blog has a great post featuring frequently asked questions related to distance-learning, covering school closures, TEAM requirements, teachers’ rights, parents’ rights, live streaming, and a host of other issues. Check it out.

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Teachers Call for a Better and More Authentic Testing Program

Read this important message from CEA regarding the elimination of misguided federal testing mandates, which includes the video below, featuring our own MEA Vice-president Paul Coppola and many others speaking out about teacher concerns…  

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New Teacher Regional Conferences

This year, New Teacher Conferences are being offered at regional locations throughout the state. Please see the postcard below for additional information (workshop description are available online). Dates and locations are as follows: Teachers in their first six years of … 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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News from the State Department of Education’s Talent Office

Here’s the first in a series of newsletters from the SDE designed to provide guidance, information, tools and resources in order to “help all educator to continuously develop their practice and performance.”

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MEA 2014 Grant Forms…

The Dr. William Brucker Grant Program applications are now available. Click here to download one, and return your completed application to Mary Ellen Babik by May 2. All dues paying members of the MEA are eligible to apply for one of … Continue reading

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MEA Grants Being Put to Good Use

It’s great to see MEA grant money being put to good use and having a real impact on student learning. Last year Ruth Smerek, second grade teacher at Jeffrey, received a $100 MEA grant and used the money to buy books … Continue reading

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This Year’s MEA Grant Winners

Every year, the Madison Education Association makes available to all Madison teachers 8 $100 teaching grants that can be used at the winning teachers’ discretion for enhancing instruction by purchasing books/materials, equipment, supplemental materials, or anything deemed necessary to enhance your curriculum. … Continue reading

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The Value of Teachers

I recently came across an interesting opinion piece in the New York Times about the real value of good teachers. I know we have great teachers in Madison, but it’s sometimes easy to wonder what kind of a difference one … Continue reading

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