CT plans to create a new teacher Registered Apprentice Program, and expand existing efforts in recruitment to address an educator shortage.
Jessika Harkay is CT Mirror’s Education Reporter, covering the K-12 achievement gap, education funding, curriculum, mental health, school safety, inequity and other education topics. Jessika's experience includes roles as a breaking news reporter at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and the Hartford Courant. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Baylor University.
Attorney general seeks second court order in Stone Academy probe
Attorney General William Tong’s office says Stone Academy has only partially complied with the civil investigative demand’s request for records.
A Danbury charter school, approved but unfunded, causes tensions
The school, which CT officials approved in 2018, is caught in the middle of debates over whether it’s a good option for struggling students.
Former Stone Academy nursing students to file class action lawsuit
Eight former Stone Academy students will file a lawsuit representing hundreds of people left in the lurch when the school abruptly closed.
Local leaders launch ad campaign to support more school funding
Local leaders are teaming up to pressure Gov. Ned Lamont and the General Assembly to boost funding to the state’s public education system.
Stone Academy students share their stories after closure: ‘We’re not OK’
Months after Stone Academy’s closure, hundreds of students who were hoping to become licensed practical nurses are stuck in limbo. Here are some of their stories.
CT colleges fight proposed budget amid layoff, tuition hike concerns
Students and presidents protested the state budget legislators endorsed, which is $109M short of what’s needed to maintain current services.
Danbury charter school left out of CT budget proposal
The Danbury site was the only approved CT charter school plan left out of the proposed state budget unveiled this week.
Advocates: CT lawmakers don’t adequately support communities
A group gathered at the Capitol to say CT lawmakers don’t sufficiently support their efforts to address various needs in their communities.
Stone Academy owners not complying with investigation, AG claims
The attorney general’s court order comes after a demand that the Stone Academy owners provide information related to the investigation.
CT agrees to pay for $200K audit of Stone Academy records
The Office of Higher Education signed a contract for an audit of Stone Academy records one day before a student protest.
Bill would take CT legislature out of charter school approval process
The Education Committee voted on the bill that would reverse the requirement that lawmakers approve charter school funding.
CT invests $10 million in math tutoring for middle schoolers
Gov. Ned Lamont says the state will launch a math tutoring initiative for middle school students next school year.
Stone Academy students left in limbo as they await audit
Hundreds of nursing students will have to wait several months to see if they can continue their programs after a CT school shut its doors.
CT Politics: Lawmakers consider bill tackling teacher recruitment, retention
Hundreds of Connecticut residents testified at an Education Committee public hearing Wednesday, with much time spent on teacher retention.