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CEA President: Connecticut Teachers Are Rising to the Challenge

Teachers are taking on the challenge of educating during a pandemic and are innovating to keep their students learning, CEA President Jeff Leake told WTIC Radio during a recent interview.

“I’ve been a teacher for over forty years in Connecticut, and clearly nothing has ever been in front of me like what’s in front of our teachers right now,” Leake said. “They are rising to the challenge and really stepping up.”

He continued, “I am so admiring of the effort, the intensity, that teachers are putting into this—trying to make sure that, though we can’t replicate the classroom environment, we’re out there trying to make sure that kids are still learning.”

Addressing Governor Lamont’s executive order requiring school districts to continue to pay school staff during the pandemic, Leake said, “Our teachers recognize that schools are education communities. It’s not just about the teachers or the paraprofessionals, it’s about everyone who contributes to the learning of our students.”

Listen to the full interview.

CEA Advisor in Your Mailbox This Week

The April CEA Advisor will soon be in your mailbox and is already available online. Get real-time answers about the pandemic’s immediate and longer-term impact on public education, and see the creative, heartfelt, and inspiring ways your colleagues are adapting to new ways of delivering instruction and connecting with their students.

Below is the column by CEA President Jeff Leake, Vice President Tom Nicholas, and Executive Director Donald Williams that appears on page 2 of the Advisor.

Navigating COVID-19: Stronger Together

These are uncertain times. Unprecedented actions are being taken to prevent the greater spread of COVID-19, the coronavirus pandemic, which has caused major disruptions to our lives, our communities, and the world—the likes of which we have never experienced. We are in uncharted territory, with more questions than answers, leaving us all to do our best to mitigate against the effects of the coronavirus. Read more

A New Year, A New Beginning

CEA’s new leadership team welcomes you back to school with a fresh perspective on Connecticut public education and our future.

Interview With CEA President to Air Sunday on Local Radio Stations

From the state’s failure to pass a budget to CEA’s Holiday Bear program, CEA President Sheila Cohen discusses a wide range of education issues in a radio interview airing this Sunday. Cohen shares CEA’s mission and goals and highlights the many positive ways teachers across Connecticut are impacting their students’ lives.

You can quickly create an account to sign in and listen online now, or tune in this Sunday at

  • 6 a.m. on 960 WLEI,
  • 7 a.m. on KISS 95.7, KC 101, ESPN Radio 1300, Country 92.5, 100.9 The Beat, 97.9 ESPN, and News Radio 1410, or
  • 8 p.m. on the River 105.9.

Teachers Reject Immigration Ban: Read Statement from CEA President

Teachers were among the many rallying in Boston yesterday.

Teachers were among the many rallying in Boston yesterday.

The executive order President Donald Trump signed Friday banning immigrants and refugees from seven majority-Muslim countries has teachers expressing condemnation and outrage.

CEA President Sheila Cohen said,

Teachers strive to create a safe and welcoming environment for our students every day. We endeavor to make sure each child recognizes his or her self worth and feels secure in order to learn and grow—emotionally and academically.

President Trump’s executive order flies in the face of teachers’ efforts—causing fear and confusion for students and their families. Read more