CEAGo News June 19, 2017

WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER

Thanks to our combined efforts—your activism and CEA leadership—Connecticut legislators struck down a plan that would have threatened public education and teachers’ pensions. But our work is not over, and the threat is still there as legislators try to develop a budget plan in special session this summer.

Read CEA President Sheila Cohen’s message.

STAY CONNECTED THIS SUMMER

We know this is your time to relax, recharge, and be with family, but legislators are not taking a break from presenting plans that could hurt our students, our schools, and our profession. Visit cea.org and make sure your home email address is current so that you don’t miss out on timely information you need.

BE READY TO TAKE ACTION

Legislative leaders are meeting behind closed doors, scrambling to come up with a new budget, and whatever they decide will impact us. If the outcome is negative, we won’t have much time to fight it.

Be ready to take action immediately when your CEA leaders reach out to you.

 


 

SHINY APPLE

A shiny apple to State Rep. Matthew Lesser for spearheading a bill that passed the legislature requiring all 403(b) retirement plan providers to disclose fees and compensation to teachers.

Read the New York Times story.

SUMMER LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

This year’s CEA Summer Leadership Conference will be held July 31 – August 2, 2017, at the Mohegan Sun Convention Center. Each Local Association may send up to eight free attendees this year.

New this year: One-Day Conference Option: Wednesday, August 2. Please view the Summer Leadership Brochure to see your training and overnight accommodation options prior to registering.


PLAY GOLF WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES AND SUPPORT STUDENTS IN NEED

You can make a difference in a child’s life just by playing golf in the Connecticut Education Foundation’s 23rd annual Hands Across the Green Golf Tournament to benefit The Children’s Fund (CEF). It will be held at the Glastonbury Hills Country Club on Monday, July 17, 2017.

Read the Golf Tournament brochure here.

MAKE A SPLASH THIS SUMMER

Save on admission to Quassy Amusement Park and Lake Compounce with your CEA member discount. Visit cea.org/mb for details.


A WHALE OF A TIME

Save $5 on admission (up to four people) at Mystic Aquarium when you show your CEA membership card.

Author: Nancy Sasso Janis

Nancy Sasso Janis currently is a first grade teacher at Andrew Avenue Elementary School. She has been teaching first grade and kindergarten in the district for thirty years.