How are attitudes, experiences, and stereotypes impacting young people of color in Connecticut today? Join your fellow CEA members April 25 in Bridgeport for a film screening and an engaging discussion with experts on cultural responsiveness and juvenile justice.
This workshop, sponsored by the CEA Ethnic Minority Affairs Commission, is free to CEA members and will include a viewing of the CPTV film Color of Justice Revisited. It will also feature a discussion with the following guest speakers on how educators can help combat the school-to-prison pipeline.
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Speaking to hundreds of students at Harding High School in Bridgeport today, Governor Ned Lamont encouraged his audience to pursue a career in teaching and be role models for the next generation of students.
Governor Ned Lamont talked about his bill to recruit more people of color to the teaching profession today at Harding High School in Bridgeport.
“I want to make sure people know teaching is the most valuable profession in the world,” said Lamont. Read more
Spring is here! Usher in the season with these lessons, activities, and videos to prepare students for the sights, smells, and sounds of Spring.
Need another way to stretch your budget? Plan your purchases ahead of time so you can buy during the most cost-effective times of the year. Do you have plans for both big and small purchases this year? NEA Member Benefits talked to shopping experts, and here’s what they recommend for timing those purchases.
Do your homework
Compare prices online so you’ll “know the relative value of an item before you shop,” says Kathy Borrus, author of The Fearless Shopper: How to Get the Best Deals on the Planet. Read more
“My favorite thing about teaching in a public school is that I get to meet people from all walks of life,” says Bridgeport teacher and 2019 Connecticut Teacher of the Year Sheena Graham.
Why public schools? “Every child deserves an education, and public schools are the best way to provide that education,” says Marlborough teacher David Wasserman.
Graham, Wasserman, and other teachers who took part in a recent CEA TV commercial share why public schools are so important and what learning in a diverse environment offers their students.
Protecting your personal information is as important as ever. Tax season is no exception.
Here are some of the ways crooks are tricking people for tax information:
- Phishing: Emails or websites that ask to provide “missing” personal information. The IRS never initiates contact with taxpayers via email about a bill or tax refund.
- Phone Scams: The tax agency has issued a new warning about calls or texts from thieves posing as IRS agents warning about owing money and threatening arrest, deportation or other action unless you settle an outstanding balance via wire transfer or preloaded debit card.
- Criminal Tax Preparers: Tax return preparers who use personal information for refund fraud, identity theft and other crimes.
- Fake Charities: Solicitations pretending to be from charitable organizations. These criminal enterprises take money for their personal gain and often sell stolen credit card or banking information to others.
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.
April is National Poetry Month, celebrate with these lessons, activities, and video/audio readings.