U.S. Congresswoman Jahana Hayes returned to the school in Waterbury where she taught for fifteen years to highlight legislation she has introduced to keep guns out of classrooms.
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CEA sends condolences to the family, friends, and constituents of State Rep. Ezequiel Santiago, who passed away last night. Santiago was a leader in the state’s Latino community. He brought people together around important causes and was a champion of community schools. We will miss his advocacy for and commitment to the people of Bridgeport.
Community schools, minority teacher recruitment and retention, the opportunity gap, and school literacy were just some of the issues members of the legislature’s Education Committee heard public input on today.
CEA members, leaders, and staff testified on a number of bills, ensuring teachers’ perspective was heard.
Teachers, CEA leaders, and staff testified yesterday before the Connecticut General Assembly’s Black and Puerto Rican Caucus on issues critical to teachers this legislative session.
Many Connecticut children are losing out on learning time when disruptive behavior from another student continually interrupts the school day. Problematic student behavior is a major problem in our schools, but many legislators aren’t aware of what’s happening in your classroom. They need to hear your stories.
On Friday, February 22, the legislature’s Education Committee will be holding a public hearing on legislation that protects students and teachers from dangerous situations in the classroom, and provides support and services for students who act out. Legislators need to hear from you!
You can submit your story under your own name, or anonymously.
If you are interested in testifying and sharing your story in person with the Education Committee on February 22, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
There’s a crisis of disrupted learning not just in Connecticut, but across the U.S., and the Oregon Education Association today released a report on the conditions students and educators are facing in schools.
Some Oregon teachers talked to a local news station about the disruptions they face daily.
Teachers in Connecticut experience many of these same situations, but legislators are unaware of the severity and pervasiveness of the problem.
Share your own story (anonymously if you so choose) to make legislators aware of the need for action to make classrooms safe for all students and teachers.
January 9 marked the inauguration of a new governor and the beginning of the 2019 session of the Connecticut General Assembly. It’s likely to be a busy session with many issues for legislators to tackle over these next months.
CEA will be working closely with newly elected and appointed officials on legislation critical to you and your profession.