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This Wednesday, Hear From Reps. Jahana Hayes and Joe Courtney on School Reopening

Join us for a discussion this Wednesday, August 12, from 4-5 p.m., with Representatives Jahana Hayes and Joe Courtney and CEA leadership regarding educational issues at the federal level.

Topics will include:

  • Status of the HEROES Act
  • Education Funding
  • Reopening Schools
  • Pushing back against education “reform”
  • Betsy DeVos

Register today.

Giveaway: NEA and CEA do not use dues dollars to contribute to a candidate or a political party—this support comes from voluntarily contributions by members to the NEA Fund.

Now through September 15 at noon, any CEA member who makes a contribution to the NEA Fund for Children and Public Education will be entered into a giveaway for a virtual happy hour with CEA President Jeff Leake, CEA Vice President Tom Nicholas, Congresswoman Jahana Hayes, and other special guests.

The virtual gathering will be scheduled for the last week of September, schedules permitting.

Summer Experience Sessions Rescheduled Due to Tropical Storm Isaias

Due to the damage and widespread power outages caused across the state by Tropical Storm Isaias, five CEA Summer Experience sessions have been rescheduled.

Here is the updated schedule.

Teacher Rights and Responsibilities in a Virtual Teaching Environment 

Tuesday, August 11

3 to 4:30 pm

How to Engage Students in Conversations About Race (K-5) – Session 1 

Thursday, August 13

9 to 10:30 am

How to Engage Students in Conversations About Race (K-5) – Session 2 

Thursday, August 13

11 am to 12:30 pm

How to Engage Students in Conversations About Race (Middle/High) – Session 2 

Thursday, August 13

1:30 to 3:00 pm

Signing Up New Hires 

Friday, August 14

10  to 11:30am

If you had already registered for these sessions, you do not need to do anything. Your registration has transferred to the new dates.

If you did not sign up for a session previously and would like to attend a session, you must register.  Click here to register.

If you have questions, please contact Maryb@cea.org.

Washington Weighs In: Reps. Jahana Hayes and Joe Courtney on School Reopening

Join us for a discussion August 12, from 4-5 p.m., with Representatives Jahana Hayes and Joe Courtney and CEA leadership regarding educational issues at the federal level.

Topics will include:

  • Status of the HEROES Act
  • Education Funding
  • Reopening Schools
  • Pushing back against education “reform”
  • Betsy DeVos

Register today.

Teachers Take Their Message to the Streets in Safety First Car Caravan Rallies Across the State

From Stamford to Stonington, Hamden to Hartford, and two dozen towns in between, teachers, students, parents, and community members joined School Safety First Car Caravans...

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Registration Open for CEA Virtual Summer Experience

The CEA Virtual Summer Experience—a series of live, interactive sessions where you can learn from your colleagues—is taking place August 3-5. Don’t miss your chance to take part!

Open to all CEA members, the free, virtual conference offers sessions on a variety of timely topics, including:

  • Best Practices for Virtual Learning (K-5)
  • Best Practices for Virtual Learning (Middle/HS)
  • How to Engage Students in Conversations About Race (K-5)
  • How to Engage Students in Conversations About Race (Middle/HS)
  • Member Engagement in a Virtual World
  • Signing Up New Hires
  • Teacher Rights and Responsibilities in a Virtual Teaching Environment
  • Treasurers/Membership Chairs Training

Register now.

Check out the flier for full session descriptions. 

At each session, members in attendance will be entered for a gift card drawing.

Webinar Series for CEA Members on Stress Mitigation, Transforming Trauma, and Reestablishing School as Community

Whether schools begin remotely or in-person this fall, we will need to focus on the social-emotional wellbeing of all of our students.

Please join fellow educators for a free webinar series on healing stress and trauma, and how to establish core capacities for transforming trauma in schools during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. Funded by NEA, this series is co-sponsored by affiliates in Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.

This five-part series begins July 28 and runs through August 19. Find out more, and register.

NEA Virtual Town Hall – Reopening America’s Schools and Campuses Safely and Equitably

Join NEA for a virtual town hall Tuesday, July 28, at 7 p.m. to discuss how parents, educators, students, and communities can advocate for the safe reopening of public schools, facilities, and campuses.

Whether students return to school in person, online, or a hybrid of both, we need to come together and make our voices heard so that proper safety materials are supplied, health protocols are put in place, and adequate funding is secured.

We’ll discuss the current landscape, answer your questions, and talk about actions we can take to ensure all students receive the high-quality learning opportunities they deserve.

Sign Up

Join the CEA School Safety First Car Rally on July 30

Join your colleagues in Hartford or at one of the simultaneous rallies being held in towns across the state and send a strong message to the governor that safe schools save lives and any school reopening must focus on safety, equity, and funding.

WHO: All educators, staff, parents, students, and others supporting a safe school reopening.

WHERE: Hartford and several other towns across the state. Click on Register Today for specific locations.

WHEN: July 30, 2 p.m.

Register today.

View flier.

CEA Virtual Summer Experience Coming August 3-5

Save the date! CEA will be holding the CEA Virtual Summer Experience August 3-5. Join us for a great opportunity to learn from your colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere and at your own pace.

These live, interactive sessions of an hour or more each are open to all CEA members.

Sessions include:

• Best Practices for Virtual Learning (K-5)
• Best Practices for Virtual Learning (Middle/HS)
• How to Engage Students in Conversations About Race (K-5)
• How to Engage Students in Conversations About Race (Middle/HS)
• Member Engagement in a Virtual World
• Signing Up New Hires
• Teacher Rights and Responsibilities in a Virtual Teaching Environment
• Treasurers/Membership Chairs Training

Check out the flier for full session descriptions.

At each session, members in attendance will be entered for a gift card drawing.

Watch for more information in your inbox and by subscribing to BlogCEA. Registration opens on Monday, July 27th.

CEA Members Join National Colleagues for Virtual NEA Representative Assembly

NEA President Lily Eskelsen García welcomed teacher delegates to the 2020 NEA RA.

This year’s National Education Association Representative Assembly, themed Our Democracy; Our Responsibility; Our time was unlike any other, as more than 7,000 delegates logged in virtually to conduct the organization’s business.

“We have masks, social distancing, and disinfectant,” NEA President Lily Eskelsen García said, referring to the podium at NEA headquarters she would be sharing only with NEA officers. “Because nothing, absolutely nothing, not even a global pandemic, is going to stop the National Education Association from doing its work.” Read more