Save on everything from school supplies to vacations to appliances with NEA Member Benefits. Check out these highlighted offers for September.
NEA Click & Save “Buy-lights” for September 2019
Hope you’re as excited as the kids are about getting back to school! 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 September!* Read more
Don’t miss the CEA Teacher Appreciation Day on Saturday, October 19, as the UConn Huskies face Houston at Rentschler Field! Get your choice of discounted seats with promo code CEA, and your discount will automatically apply.
CEA members may bring up to three guests with them to a Teacher Tailgate Tent before the homecoming game. Enjoy pregame festivities as well as complimentary food and soft drinks courtesy of California Casualty.
The tailgate is free, but you must register in advance to reserve your spots.
“There are 3.2 million public school teachers in the United States; there are five Horace Mann Awards for Teaching Excellence given out in any year,” CEA Executive Director Donald Williams told New London teachers during their convocation Friday. “Representing the New London Public Schools, Connecticut has one of those five, Elizabeth Sked.”
New London Public Schools Superintendent Cynthia Ritchie, Horace Mann’s Jeff Larrow, and CEA’s Donald Williams congratulate Elizabeth Sked (at podium) on being a recipient of the 2020 Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence.
New London teachers erupted into enthusiastic applause in recognition of Jennings School instructional literacy coach Elizabeth Sked, who is a 2020 winner of the NEA Foundation’s prestigious 2020 Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence.
“I’m just one person, but I’m the voice of all of you, and I absolutely couldn’t be prouder than to be representing all of us,” Sked told New London educators. Read more
More than 500 ninth graders from nine different Connecticut towns arrived for their very first day of school at Norwich Free Academy (NFA) yesterday. And their teachers were ready for them.
Here’s what some NFA ninth grade teachers are planning on and looking forward to this school year.
Social studies teacher Michael Byrne.
Michael Byrne had his very first official day of teaching yesterday as a first-year social studies teacher at NFA. That first day mostly featured tours of campus. Because the incoming class is so large and the campus-style layout of the school can be intimidating for new students, the first day of school serves as an orientation for ninth graders.
Byrne graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University last spring and student taught at NFA last year. “I”m looking forward to getting to know my kids and building those relationships,” he says. “Our school welcomes students from every walk of life, and I hope to make a difference in their four years at NFA” Read more
East Hampton Education Association members are ready for the 2019-20 school year.
Students in East Hampton don’t start school until September 3, but teachers are back this week learning and preparing for the year ahead.
At the district’s convocation teachers caught up with their colleagues and recognized their own—including the 2019-20 East Hampton Teacher of the Year Ehren Brown and Rookie of the Year Katherine Robinson. Read more
Educators have a ball playing Hungry Hungry Teachers.
When it comes to kicking off the school year, the teachers of Regional School District 17 pull out all the stops.
The district’s convocation, which includes life-size, live-action versions of Hungry Hungry Hippos, Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots, and other childhood favorites, is an opportunity for teachers and staff from all buildings to come together, mix, mingle, and get the academic year off to an upbeat, productive start. Read more
Arriving at Wamogo Regional High School in Litchfield this morning you might have thought there was a concert or festival in progress given the number of cars filling the parking lots and spilling over onto surrounding lawns. The crowd, however, was really assembled for the first-ever joint convocation of the Region 6 and Litchfield public schools, kicking off a new partnership for the districts.
As seen from a drone flown by Wamogo Education Association President Darren Ranft, Litchfield teachers wearing blue form a W while their Wamogo colleagues make an L, symbolizing a new collaboration between the districts.
Starting this year, the two districts are sharing a superintendent and collaborating on a number of fronts. The goal is to offer better opportunities for students. High school students will be able to take advantage of extracurricular offerings and even some classes at the neighboring school. Wamogo Regional High School, part of Region 6, is located in Litchfield, only two and a half miles from Litchfield High School, but serves students from Warren, Morris, and Goshen. Read more
San Miguel de Gualdape was the first European settlement in North America. It was founded in Georgia in 1526, 81 years before Jamestown. St. Augustine, Florida was founded in 1565 and is the oldest city in the United States. Hispanic Americans have been making contributions to life in the U.S. ever since.
Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage month, which takes place September 15 – October 15, with the following lessons, activities, videos, and more.
CEA Vice President Tom Nicholas attended the EI World Congress for the second time this summer. It was the sixth World Congress for Greenwich Education Association Vice President Rae Baczek who found it moving to be back in Thailand where she first met her husband who recently passed away.
CEA Vice President Tom Nicholas and Greenwich Education Association Vice President Rae Baczek traveled to Bangkok this summer as part of a National Education Association delegation to the 8th World Congress of Education International (EI). EI is a group of unions representing 32 million educators from around the world whose mission is to improve the status of the teaching profession and advance worldwide achievement of free quality public education for all. The EI World Congress, the supreme decision-making body of Education International, determines the organization’s policies, actions, program, and budget and elects its officers and executive board members.
Fifty U.S. delegates and observers were among nearly 900 educators from more than 170 countries in attendance at the 2019 EI World Congress. The theme of event, which is held every four years, was “Educators and Their Unions Taking the Lead.” Read more