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Free Film Screening and Discussion for CEA Members

CEA’s Ethnic Minority Affairs Commission and Human and Civil Rights Commission invite all CEA members to a free dinner, screening, and discussion of the Academy Award-nominated documentary 13th.

The film, which explores issues of race, justice, and mass incarceration, takes its title from the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.

Living in an Unfair System: Making Changes One Classroom at a Time

Thursday, April 27
Testos Restaurant
1775 Madison Avenue, Bridgeport, CT
4:00 p.m. sign-in | 4:30 p.m. dinner reception and program

Encourage positive change in your school and community. Join us. Pre-registration is required.

Click here to attend.

CEA Members Covered by 21st Century Need to Choose New Insurance Carrier

21st Century Insurance is leaving the Connecticut market and is no longer offering insurance through the CEA-endorsed USI program. CEA members who currently have insurance through 21st Century have several options.

Members will receive a letter announcing the change and letting them know they can switch to Foremost (a company under the 21st Century/Farmers umbrella) or they can be quoted for another company.

Through USI, members can receive new quotes from insurance companies including Hanover, Travelers, New London County, Plymouth Rock, Providence Mutual, Encompass, Safeco, Progressive, MAPFRE, and National General. USI has a dedicated team for new quotes and applications for members not staying with Foremost.
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April Deals and Discounts from NEA Member Benefits

This spring, remember to check out NEA Member Benefits for all your shopping needs.

NEA Click & Save “Buy-lights” for April 2017

Spring has sprung! NEA Click & Save, the online discount buying service for NEA members, highlights select retailers and merchants each month. Check out these featured “Buy-lights” for April!* Read more

10 Family Discounts You May Be Missing Out On

Did you know that many of the benefits available to NEA members are also available to your family? You can now add immediate family members to your account so they can take advantage of many of the products and services you currently enjoy.

To sign up a family member, simply sign in to and go to “My Account,” select the “Family Members” tab and click on “Add Family Member.” You will be asked to provide basic information about your family member(s), including their full name and an email address.

Get the most out of your NEA membership and encourage your family members to enjoy these great deals, along with many more: Read more

March Deals & Discounts From NEA Member Benefits

Save this month with a variety of deals from NEA Member Benefits including special offers at Warby Parker, Gap Kids, Costco, and more.

NEA Click & Save “Buy-lights” for March 2017

Get ready to welcome spring! NEA Click & Save, the online discount buying service for NEA members, highlights select retailers and merchants each month. Check out these featured “Buy-lights” for March. Read more

Songs and Stories of the Irish: Free Performance this March

songs-and-stories-irishCome hear tales of the mysterious Fairy Folk with traditional Irish songs and insights into the Irish life of days gone by, including emigration to the New World and the growth of the diaspora.

Storyteller and singer Helena Byrne will give a special performance at the newly reopened Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University this March 23. The performance and museum admission are free, but registration for the event is required. Read more

Don’t Miss Your Special NEA Member Perks

To help you get the most out of your membership, NEA Member Benefits has worked with its partners to arrange special NEA member offers, bonuses and freebies. Many are highlighted below. This is on top of the wide range of programs and services enjoyed by NEA members.

In addition, make sure to sign up for free NEA Member Benefits newsletters. Get timely tips and information that can help you save money, manage your finances, plan vacations and more—all tailored just for educators. Read more

February Deals and Discounts from NEA Member Benefits

file7061238875087NEA Member Benefits features select deals and discounts each month. Check out what’s hot for February.

NEA Click & Save “Buy-lights” for February 2017

NEA Click & Save, the online discount buying service for NEA members, highlights select retailers and merchants each month. Check out these featured “Buy-lights” for February!* Read more

January Deals and Discounts from NEA Member Benefits

Start 2017 off with a bright outlook and great savings, too! Check out the latest featured deals and discounts from NEA Member Benefits.


NEA Click & Save, the online discount buying service for NEA members, highlights select retailers and merchants each month. Check out these featured “Buy-lights” for January!*

  • Kmart: Winter sales ongoing; get free shipping on orders of $59 or more.
  • Get great deals on ski and snowboarding equipment and packages; free shipping on orders of $49+.
  • Weight Watchers: Earn 5X WOWPoints and a significant discount on 1- or 3-month plans.
  • Under Armour: Save on select gear for every athlete and earn WOWPoints, too!
  • NEA MB Entertainment Store: Exclusive member pricing on world-class entertainment including Broadway shows, movies, sporting events, and amusement parks; now featuring college and NFL game tickets!

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Apply Now for $2,000 CEA Award Recognizing Teaching Excellence

mccormack-awardYou probably know many outstanding teachers who might qualify for the John McCormack CEA Award for Teaching Excellence. Here’s your chance to nominate one of them—or you can even nominate yourself!

The application does not take long, and the reward is definitely worth it—$2,000 from CEA, plus an all-expense-paid trip to the NEA Foundation’s Annual Salute to Excellence in Education Gala in Washington D.C.

We are looking for candidates who are creative, student-focused, culturally responsive, dedicated to life-long learning, and strong advocates for public education.

The individual selected as the John McCormack Award winner also becomes CEA’s nominee for two additional prestigious awards: NEA’s Horace Mann Award and the NEA/NFIE Award. Five individuals will receive a Horace Mann Award and a prize of $10,000 each, and one person will be selected for the NEA/NFIE Award with a grand prize of $25,000.

Completed applications must be sent to the office of the CEA President postmarked no later than February 10, 2017.

Click here for the application forms and additional information.