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East Hartford Teachers Make National Headlines

East Hartford Education Association President Annie Irvine rallied students, teachers, and community members yesterday in East Hartford,

The East Hartford community had an important message for Betsy DeVos yesterday, and the media at both the state and national levels took note.

Check out some of the great news coverage of the East Hartford rally:

And click here for photos from the rally.

East Hartford Stands Strong for Public Education


CEA President Sheila Cohen spoke this morning surrounded by East Hartford students, teachers, and parents.

“DeVos Wrong, East Hartford Strong!” That was the chant from more than 200 teachers, paraprofessionals, students, parents, and community members gathered on the front lawn of East Hartford High School this morning. The East Hartford community came together to┬áprotest remarks made by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos last week criticizing the East Hartford Public School System despite never having set foot in any of the district’s schools.

Emceeing the protest was Dr. John A. Langford Elementary School third-grade teacher and East Hartford Education Association President Annie Irvine, who said she was overwhelmed by the community response and grateful for the opportunity to “stand together and tell our collective story.” Irvine noted, “Mrs. DeVos has pointed out that she has no idea about the learning happening in our classrooms in East Hartford and across the country.” Read more

Contact Members of Congress: DeVos Wrong Choice to Lead Dept. of Education

img_bdevosConfirmation hearings for Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s pick for U.S. secretary of education, begin Wednesday, January 11.

Urge members of Congress who will be voting on DeVos’ nomination not to approve her for this position for these and other key reasons: Read more

Demand a Secretary of Education Who Supports High-Quality Public Schools for Every Student

devosTeachers have been disappointed and frustrated, though not surprised, by President-elect Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos for U.S. secretary of education. With this nomination, the nation is entering dangerous, uncharted territory.

NEA, in partnership with AFT, has organized a call to action so that you can share your concerns.

Add your name to join with educators, parents, students, and all public education supporters to say: These are our values, and I demand that our secretary of education and every elected official respect and uphold this vision for high-quality public schools for every single student.

Read the letter, then add your name: Commit to student success.