You can make a difference in a child’s life just by playing golf in the Connecticut Education Foundation’s 23rd annual Hand’s Across the Green Golf Tournament to benefit The Children’s Fund (CEF). It will be held at the Glastonbury Hills Country Club on July 17, 2017.
Summer is almost here! Don’t forget to check out the deals and discounts available from NEA Member Benefits as you plan for vacations and backyard barbecues.
NEA Click & Save “Buy-lights” for June 2017
Dads and grads are in the spotlight in June! 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 June!* Read more
Through the NEA Home Financing Program, with financing provided by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, NEA members, their parents and children have access to a wide range of home loan options to meet a variety of needs and receive a special benefit after closing.
Spring is a great time to take a fresh look at what needs to be done around a home and consider any home financing goals you have for the future. Read more
The East Hartford community had an important message for Betsy DeVos yesterday, and the media at both the state and national levels took note.
Check out some of the great news coverage of the East Hartford rally:
“I can tell just by looking at this crowd that Betsy DeVos messed with the wrong district,” East Hartford Education Association President Annie Irvine told the more than 200 students, parents, teachers, and paraprofessionals gathered this morning in front of East Hartford High School.
The East Hartford community turned out in force to condemn disparaging remarks made by the U.S. Secretary of Education about the town’s public schools.
Watch what teachers and their supporters had to say.
“How our pensions are funded is extremely important,” CEA-Retired President Gloria Brown told her colleagues this morning. “Get on the phone, send a letter or an email to your legislators. We have to do something—we can’t let the state shift the cost of teacher pensions onto cities and towns.”
Brown and other leaders of CEA-Retired told the hundreds of retired teachers gathered this morning for the CEA-Retired Spring Business Meeting that they must take action against legislative proposals for a teacher pension cost shift. Such proposals would force cities and towns to raise taxes and cut essential services. Read more
“You have come from all corners of the state—I’m happy to see so many middle and high schools represented,” Dr. Zulma R. Toro told students gathered this morning for the Connecticut Future Teachers Conference.
“Connecticut is a very diverse state and we are proud of that,” the Central Connecticut State University president said to the hundreds of future educator club members gathered on her campus. “That’s why it’s so important that people of all backgrounds become teachers. Diversity in the teaching ranks is vital to the success of all school children.”
The annual conference, now in its 20th year, is sponsored by the Regional Educational Service Center Minority Teacher Recruitment Alliance. It seeks to inspire all young people, but particularly students of color, to consider teaching as a profession.
Aiken Elementary School in West Hartford has an increasingly diverse student population—which the school community thinks is cause for celebration. Every year the school comes together for a special International Night so that students can learn more about the cultures of their friends and neighbors.
Watch what parents and teachers at Aiken have to say about the school’s most recent International Night.