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Join the Sound Tigers for the 2019 Playoffs

sound-tigers-goalieLooking for something to do this weekend? The Bridgeport Sound Tigers are headed to the playoffs, and CEA members can attend with one of two great ticket packages.

The Sound Tigers are playing THIS Friday and Saturday Night at 7 p.m. against the Hershey Bears in Round 1 of the playoffs.  They’re offering CEA members a special ticket and T-shirt package OR a ticket, food, and beverage package. You can also buy your tickets online. Discounted tickets are available for just $12.

Cut Your Propane Costs Today

Residents of Connecticut pay a lot for propane, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The average price per gallon for most of this winter has been barely under $3.00.

The price is so high here in the northeast because almost all propane in the United States is stored either in Texas or Oklahoma. The expense of transportation—by pipeline, rail, or container truck—increases the costs.

The good news is that CEA members have a solution available to them: Tankfarm. The Tankfarm Group partners with local propane supplies to install tanks and make deliveries, but it is Tankfarm, not the supplier, that sets the pricing and terms. The result for CEA members? Annual savings that can run into the thousands of dollars.

Here’s how it works:

  1. You can get an instant quote for propane at tankfarmgroup.com/cea
  2. If you like the quote, you can apply online in minutes.
  3. You’ll get an appointment with a Tankfarm partner supplier to have your tanks replaced or inspected.
  4. Once that’s done, you’ll get your first delivery, and the partner supplier will make sure you never run out of propane.

It’s that simple. The best part is that there are no charges for setup, tanks, or deliveries, and there is no hazmat, low-usage or any other kind of fee. Because you’re a member of CEA, you’ll also receive $50 worth of free propane upon signup and a certificate for a $100 equipment upgrade.

Consider a visit to the Tankfarm website at tankfarmgroup.com/cea to get your instant quote. It might just save you hundreds of dollars.

For more information, call 1-855-976-4141 or email support@tankfarmgroup.com.

Save Big With CEA Member Discounts Over February Break!

Whether you’re staying at home or traveling over the Presidents’ Day long weekend, you can save with CEA member benefits. From discounts at Vermont and Massachusetts ski slopes to savings at area museums to deals on car rentals and airport parking, your CEA membership card goes a long way.

Below are just some of the deals available to you as a CEA member.

 

Growing Pains, Risks as Social Media Proliferates

From cyberbullying to sexual exploitation, the rapid integration of digital technologies into everyday life can pose risks for students. Whether they are incorporating Instagram or Twitter into lesson plans or using it for personal communications, teachers also face social media pitfalls—not only personal risks but professional and legal exposure as well.

As more devices become Internet-enabled—24 billion by 2020, according to a recent estimate—experts find that many of these devices lack proper encryption and other basic security measures.

Learn how to protect yourself, your family, and your students. Click here for more information from CEA-endorsed USI insurance, which has helped CEA members save thousands on home and auto insurance. Find out more about USI insurance options for CEA members.

New Websites Showcase Benefits Especially for CEA Members

Where do you turn for savings on theater tickets, insurance, appliances, cars, and more? If you’re not regularly visiting the NEA Member Benefits and CEA Member Benefits websites, you’re missing out.

NEA Member Benefits recently launched a new, member-centric website that’s simple to use and structured so that you can easily find discounts on the products and services you use.

The Member Benefits section of the CEA website is celebrating one year since its redesign, and we’ve just recently added a new feature, which showcases limited-time offers.

Make full use of your CEA and NEA memberships—don’t let these savings pass you by.

 

Make the Most of Your CEA Member Benefits

Visit cea.org/mb to see all the ways you can save on everything from groceries to entertainment.

New discounts are added regularly, and CEA members are now saving on

New Member Benefit: Help with Student Loans, Credit Card Debt

Cambridge Credit Counseling Student Loan Counseling Manager Gordon Oliver and CEA Educational Issues Specialist Michele O’Neill talked with CEA members at a recent Degrees Not Debt workshop.

Connecticut has the highest average student loan debt of any state in the nation at $38,510, according to a recent analysis. That’s why CEA has partnered with Cambridge Credit Counseling to help members get back on solid financial ground.

With an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, Cambridge Credit Counseling is a nonprofit agency that can help CEA members learn about eliminating student loan debt by reducing payments or taking advantage of loan forgiveness plans that many borrowers are unaware of. Cambridge Credit Counseling will identify all the repayment programs available to you based on your unique situation. Read more

New Season, New Theater Discounts for CEA Members

The value of CEA membership extends far beyond the classroom. CEA members save on some of the hottest shows at venues like The Bushnell in Hartford and Waterbury’s Palace Theater.

Whether you’re looking for the mind-blowing magic of The Illusionists, holiday classics or new family favorites like The Nutcracker and American Girl Live, the sultry sounds of Diana Krall, or the heavy metal showmanship of Alice Cooper, you’ll score big with CEA member discounts at your favorite local theaters.

For additional CEA theater discounts, as well as savings everywhere you shop, visit cea.org/mb.

Building Rep Reminds Teachers of the Many Benefits of CEA Membership

“A union allows teachers to be stronger,” says Cooperative Education Services Education Association building rep Marilyn Della Rocco. “Together we can accomplish more and have more of a voice.”

Della Rocco, a preschool teacher at Six to Six Interdistrict Magnet School in Bridgeport who also serves as co-vice president of her local association, says it’s very important for teachers to be engaged with their union because there are many groups who seek to erode teachers’ rights.

“The rights to a half-hour lunch, being able to have prep time, having class sizes that are appropriate to the developmental stage of the children—these are all things teachers enjoy today because our union has fought for them over the years,” she says. “Without a union, things would be very different.” Read more

Quality Professional Development for You From CEA

CEA Teacher Development Specialist Kate Field leads a teacher evaluation workshop.

The CEA Professional Learning Academy offers a wealth of professional development opportunities, aligned with Connecticut’s professional learning standards, to improve teaching practice and enhance student learning.

Through the CEA Professional Learning Academy, members can attend free workshops, conferences, and trainings developed by experienced educators, administrators, and experts in law and special education. CEA is a State Department of Education designated provider of professional development.

CEA offers workshops and seminars on dozens of topics, including  Read more