The State Board of Education is expected to vote Wednesday to extend for another year the state’s intervention in the operation of Windham and New London public schools.

The state board voted in 2011 to intervene in Windham schools by appointing a “special master” backed with the authority to make management and governance decisions. The following year, the state board voted to also intervene in New London.

Steven Adamowski, the former superintendent of Hartford tapped to be New London’s and Windham’s special master, is expected to be given another year to implement reforms aimed at turning these low-performing districts around.

Read the resolution the state board is expected to vote on Wednesday here.

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Jacqueline Rabe Thomas

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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