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Help Raise Money for Needy Children Through the CEF Golf Tournament

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.

Read the Golf Tournament brochure here. Read more

June Deals & Discounts from NEA Member Benefits

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

Getting Your Home–and Your Mortgage–Ready for Summer

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

East Hartford Teachers Make National Headlines

East Hartford Education Association President Annie Irvine rallied students, teachers, and community members yesterday in East Hartford,

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:

And click here for photos from the rally.

Watch East Hartford Community Speak Out

“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.

Statement from CEA President Sheila Cohen on DeVos’s Attack on East Hartford Public Schools

Betsy DeVos’s attack on East Hartford Public Schools is alarming, demoralizing, and unwarranted—but not unexpected from a woman who is totally unqualified and unfit to serve as U.S. Secretary of Education, representing the nation’s public education system.

In an attempt to undermine public education in our country and push her privatization policies, she continues to insult the millions of professional educators who dedicate their lives to teaching and empowering students. Read more

Retired Teachers Urged to Speak Out, Contact Legislators

CEA-Retired President Gloria Brown, CEA-Retired Vice President Bill Murray (who sits on the CT Teachers’ Retirement Board), and CEA-Retired Legislative Committee Co-Chairs Karen O’Connell and Myles Cohen fielded questions about legislative teacher pension proposals.

“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

Promoting Physical Fitness

Get active, stay fit, and have fun doing it with sports, games, and activities described in the following lesson plans and resources.

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Middle and High School Students Learn What it Takes to Be a Teacher

National Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes gave the keynote address at the 20th Annual Connecticut Future Teachers Conference.

“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.
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West Hartford School Celebrates International Night

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.