The state's Pension Sustainability Commission heard from State Treasurer Denise Nappier about the history of underfunding the teachers' retirement fund, the largest pension fund overseen by the treasury.
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Many families across the state are facing unexpected hardships, but you can make a difference this holiday season by sponsoring a child through the Holiday Bear Project.
Watch the message below to find out why CEA Vice President and CEF President Tom Nicholas urges you to consider sponsoring a child.
Holiday Bear—a project of the Connecticut Education Foundation (CEF), CEA’s charitable arm—helps brighten the holidays for needy children who have been nominated by their teachers.
“I’ve always been a big advocate for educators,” says ACES teacher Salman Hamid—and now he’s formally representing teachers in his union as a building rep.
Building reps are often a teacher’s first point of contact when questions arise—ranging from practical matters to sensitive subjects. They are their colleagues’ contract enforcer, organizer, and spokesperson.
The Wintergreen Interdistrict Magnet School sixth grade teacher tells his fellow educators, “It’s absolutely key we get involved in our union and become active and proactive. Decisions made at the local, state, and national can have a big impact on our classrooms, our salaries, and our retirement.” Read more
Vice President Tom Nicholas took to the airwaves to let listeners across the state know about the 20th annual Holiday Bear project, which brings holiday cheer to hundreds of Connecticut children in need.
In an interview with iHeartRadio’s Renee DiNino, Nicholas urged Connecticut residents to sponsor one of 100 public school students across the state, from pre-K through 12th grade, who have been nominated by their teachers to receive holiday gifts (such as books, toys, or gift certificates) and essentials (such as coats and hats). Families of these students are facing financial hardships that will make it difficult to afford holiday gifts this year. Read more
Teachers and staff entering the faculty lounge at Old Saybrook High School before the morning bell were treated to a mouthwatering surprise: three tables of hot and cold breakfast foods, snacks, and beverages brought in—on the sly—by parents wanting to show their appreciation.
“What a wonderful thing!” said child development and family specialist Judy Ayers, who does double duty as a literacy interventionist at the elementary school. Read more
Many schools around Connecticut are closed tomorrow in observance of Veterans Day, which is why schools around the state honored Veterans and taught students about their service on Friday. From school-wide assemblies to classroom visits by students’ family members who are Veterans, below are some of the ways schools have been honoring Veterans.
— Alcott Elementary (@AlcottAllStars) November 9, 2018
Jeffrey brings down the house paying tribute to local veterans. Thank you for your service! pic.twitter.com/OJELQBCO3w
— Jeffrey School (@Jeffreyschool) November 9, 2018
At SNIS today, we are excited to celebrate our veterans and most importantly thank them for their service! pic.twitter.com/YHHSmdbhiN
— Sarah Noble School (@SNIS_CT) November 9, 2018
Thank a veteran today and every day! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/YPJtzWiXHq
— Maura Zancan (@mlzcan) November 9, 2018
Lucky to have Mr. Dewey come talk to us about Veteran’s Day this morning! Thank you for your service!! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/TuE4ihTsfT
— LNiessing (@Miss_Niessing) November 9, 2018
Today Masuk High School recognized the contributions of our community Veterans. They presented to students, answered questions and were treated to a celebratory luncheon by our culinary arts students. pic.twitter.com/8UruFkUdBm
— Ian Lowell (@IanTLowell) November 9, 2018
We were so lucky to actually celebrate Veteran’s Day with an actual Veteran! Thank you to James Dudley for visiting our and teaching us about the navy and bringing artifacts for the kids! @StrawberryIB #veteransday #thankyou #room136 #gratitude pic.twitter.com/NsSQle21Bl
— Maritza Benhiudiath (@mbenhiudiath) November 9, 2018
For pro-education candidates, Connecticut’s midterm elections were a victory, and teachers helped provide the decisive votes.