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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.

Watch East Hartford Community Speak Out

“I can tell just by looking at this crowd that Betsy DeVos messed with the wrong district,” East Hartford Education Association President Annie Irvine told the more than 200 students, parents, teachers, and paraprofessionals gathered this morning in front of East Hartford High School.

The East Hartford community turned out in force to condemn disparaging remarks made by the U.S. Secretary of Education about the town’s public schools.

Watch what teachers and their supporters had to say.

East Hartford Stands Strong for Public Education

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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