With chronic absenteeism still a challenge in school districts across CT, some schools are finding creative ways to keep students engaged.
Tuition and fees at Connecticut’s four state universities will increase by an average of $291 per semester in the fall.
The children’s mental health crisis in Connecticut and elsewhere has spurred several proposals now under consideration by lawmakers.
The mask mandate at all 17 CSCU campuses will switch to “mask-optional” everywhere, including classrooms, starting April 4.
Facing pressure, members of the Education Committee reluctantly approved measures addressing the Sheff v. O’Neill settlement agreement.
Masks will still be required in classrooms, labs and studios, but in most campus settings, masks will be “recommended” as of Friday.
CSCU leaders say increasing labor costs, running out of federal funds and declining enrollment are some of the reasons for the tuition hike.
The bill includes initiatives to improve and expand mental health workforce development, services in schools, insurance coverage and more.
Legislators have described the mental health crisis among children as one of the most crucial priorities this session.
After initial reluctance, Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration is warming to the prospect of helping towns improve air quality in schools.
Pandemic-related issues will top the agenda for lawmakers on the education and children’s committees during the upcoming legislative session.
Gov. Ned Lamont recommended Monday that the statewide mask mandate for students and staff in school buildings cease at the end of February.
Community college faculty called for stricter COVID safety standards as they return to campuses for the spring semester on Friday.
Radenka Maric, the university’s vice president for research, innovation and entrepreneurship, will take over as UConn’s interim president.
The Connecticut State Colleges and University system announced that it will begin the spring 2022 semester as originally scheduled.