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CT lawmakers join other Dems in opposing House education bill

Students at Bridgeport High school

WASHINGTON — A bill that would overhaul federal education law and replace the controversial No Child Left Behind Act was approved in the House of Representatives Thursday without a single Democratic vote. Rep Elizabeth Esty said the bill “guts education funding…and turns our back on our schools, our communities, and our children.” Continue Reading →

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Achievement gap an issue as Congress considers new ed bill

The state formula for aid to municipal school districts would be changed under the budget proposal.

WASHINGTON – Connecticut elementary students have among the highest reading and math scores in the nation, but a stubborn achievement gap persists between the state’s highest- and lowest-performing schools, said a White House report issued Monday. Continue Reading →

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