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Seeking Nominations for New CEA Award

Do you know someone who has dedicated his or her life to supporting students, made outstanding contributions to the improvement of the teaching profession, and promoted excellence in public education?

We’re seeking nominations for a new CEA award named in honor of the late Clifford Silvers, a tireless advocate for teachers rights and excellence in public education. Silvers, who passed away in 2017, was a longtime CEA UniServ Rep, manager, and labor arbitrator.

CEA’s Clifford Silvers Education Advocacy Award will be presented to a group or individual member of the education community at the CEA Representative Assembly in May.

The deadline for entering is February 23.

Click here for more information and to complete a nomination application. 

Apply Now for $2,000 CEA Award Recognizing Teaching Excellence

You probably know many outstanding teachers who might qualify for the John McCormack CEA Award for Teaching Excellence. Here’s your chance to nominate one of them—or you can even nominate yourself!

The application does not take long, and the reward is definitely worth it—$2,000 from CEA, plus an all-expenses paid trip to the NEA Foundation’s Annual Salute to Excellence in Education Gala in Washington D.C.

We are looking for candidates who are creative, student-focused, culturally responsive, dedicated to life-long learning, and strong advocates for public education.
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Apply Now for $2,000 CEA Award Recognizing Teaching Excellence

mccormack-awardYou probably know many outstanding teachers who might qualify for the John McCormack CEA Award for Teaching Excellence. Here’s your chance to nominate one of them—or you can even nominate yourself!

The application does not take long, and the reward is definitely worth it—$2,000 from CEA, plus an all-expense-paid trip to the NEA Foundation’s Annual Salute to Excellence in Education Gala in Washington D.C.

We are looking for candidates who are creative, student-focused, culturally responsive, dedicated to life-long learning, and strong advocates for public education.

The individual selected as the John McCormack Award winner also becomes CEA’s nominee for two additional prestigious awards: NEA’s Horace Mann Award and the NEA/NFIE Award. Five individuals will receive a Horace Mann Award and a prize of $10,000 each, and one person will be selected for the NEA/NFIE Award with a grand prize of $25,000.

Completed applications must be sent to the office of the CEA President postmarked no later than February 10, 2017.

Click here for the application forms and additional information.

Showcase Your Local Association Newsletter or Website

Does your local Association have a newsletter or website? If the answer is yes, why not enter the CEA Newsletter and Website Competition?

The annual competition is open to all local Associations across Connecticut and recognizes teachers and locals promoting communication. The best newsletters in five categories by size of Association membership—as well as the best new entry and best local Association website—are recognized at the CEA Representative Assembly in May.

Entries must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 24, 2017.

Click here for an entry form.

Your Chance to Be in the Spotlight: Apply for Award Honoring Excellence in Teaching

As an educator, you do what you do because you love your students and feel called to the profession. Teachers rarely think about external accolades, but being honored with an award can be a meaningful chance to be recognized by your colleagues and brings needed positive attention to the teaching profession.

The CEA John McCormack Award for Teaching Excellence is one important opportunity to recognize educators. The award is presented annually by CEA to promote excellence in teaching and service to the profession.

All CEA members with at least three years of full-time experience in public education at any level, PreK-12, can be nominated. The winner will receive a cash honorarium in the amount of $2,000 from CEA and will attend the Salute to Education Gala in Washington, D.C. Two semi-finalists will receive an award of $1,000 each.

The CEA award winner will also be CEA’s nominee for the NEA Foundation Awards for Teaching Excellence.

Find out more here. Applications must be postmarked by February 13, 2015.