Sen. Andrea Stillman has been selected to co-chair the legislature’s Education Committee, following former chairman Sen. Thomas P. Gaffey‘s resignation after deciding to plea guilty to larceny.

Stillman, D-Waterford, has been on the Education Committee for two years and leads a task force that is looking into modifying how Individualized Education Programs in schools are used. She also represents the state on the New England Secondary School Consortium.

Stillman was previously named the co-chairwoman of the Transportation Committee, which will now be filled by Sen. Andrew Maynard, D-Stonington.

Jacqueline was CT Mirror’s Education and Housing Reporter, and an original member of the CT Mirror staff, joining shortly before our January 2010 launch. Her awards include the best-of-show Theodore A. Driscoll Investigative Award from the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists in 2019 for reporting on inadequate inmate health care, first-place for investigative reporting from the New England Newspaper and Press Association in 2020 for reporting on housing segregation, and two first-place awards from the National Education Writers Association in 2012. She was selected for a prestigious, year-long Propublica Local Reporting Network grant in 2019, exploring a range of affordable and low-income housing issues. Before joining CT Mirror, Jacqueline was a reporter, online editor and website developer for The Washington Post Co.’s Maryland newspaper chains. Jacqueline received an undergraduate degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University and a master’s in public policy from Trinity College.

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