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2019 Legislative Session: What to Watch

January 9 marked the inauguration of a new governor and the beginning of the 2019 session of the Connecticut General Assembly. It’s likely to be a busy session with many issues for legislators to tackle over these next months.

CEA will be working closely with newly elected and appointed officials on legislation critical to you and your profession.

Subscribe to BlogCEA for updates and CEA Action Alerts on key CEA priorities this session. Read more

Building Community through Books

Bloomfield teachers Jennifer Neal, Jennifer Coleman, BEA President Susan Sumberg, Lisa Ginsberg Cleveland, Lynne Dumas Krul,  Claudette Kenyon and Jennifer Neal

Bloomfield teachers Jennifer Neal, Jennifer Coleman, BEA President Susan Sumberg, Lisa Ginsberg Cleveland, Lynne Dumas Krul, and Claudette Kenyon.

Members of the Bloomfield Education Association (BEA) have found a great way to build relationships—within their community and their Association—while also promoting literacy thanks to a great idea by teacher Jennifer Coleman.

The second annual BEA Community Book Swap allowed families to come and swap a wide variety of books, from picture books to adult literature. And it gave BEA members a new way to get involved with their union.

“We initially did this event to get more of the Association involved in BEA events,” said Coleman, who came up with the idea after attending a CEA Summer Leadership workshop two years ago. She felt BEA could do more to be involved in the community and decided to organize the book swap. Read more