Gail Lavielle

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Teachers rally against Smarter Balanced test at Capitol: ‘Put the test to rest’

Teachers rally in opposition to the SBAC tests outside the State Capitol.

Hundreds of teachers, parents, teachers union leaders and students descended on the state Capitol Tuesday, objecting to the Department of Education’s use of the Smarter Balanced test associated with the Common Core Standards. Some key lawmakers, however, appear to be unmoved. Continue Reading →

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For students with limited English, glaring gaps in achievement and state remedies

A classroom at DiLoreto Magnet Elementary School in New Britain

One of every 15 students in Connecticut’s public schools speaks and understands only limited English, and their academic achievement lags far behind that of their classmates. The achievement gap in Connecticut is among the highest in the nation, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Continue Reading →

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