State legislators supported raising “concepts” that include acts concerning school resource officers and the charter school approval process.
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.
CT students experiencing homelessness could increase, data show
The number of students experiencing homelessness in Connecticut this year could be the highest it’s been since 2017-18, an official said.
CT Politics: Free school lunch for all in Connecticut?
Lawmakers are considering a range of bills, from expanding school food programs to establishing a children’s grief counseling program.
UConn threatens to pull sports from XL Center in response to cuts
UConn President Radenka Maric said covering a funding shortfall with tuition alone would mean hikes of $3,000 per student.
Lamont to colleges: Adjust to life without federal pandemic aid
The administration says federal coronavirus aid to colleges was temporary, but many officials say it’s not that simple.
Public weighs in on bill that would speed up school funding
Hundreds of people were scheduled to testify Friday on a bill that could change how Connecticut school districts are funded.
El ausentismo crónico de los estudiantes sigue aumentando en Connecticut
El absentismo crónico en Connecticut se mantiene en niveles altos este año y está creciendo entre los estudiantes sin altas necesidades.
Should grocery stores sell wine in Connecticut? Public hearing goes 6 hours
Supporters of CT grocery stores selling cider and wine said current laws are outdated. Opponents argued the bill would hurt local business owners.
School spending to come under scrutiny, Democrats say
Senate Democratic leaders said they plan to look more closely at how K-12 schools spend money and reassess how school funding is calculated.
Chronic absenteeism continues to rise in CT
Chronic absenteeism in Connecticut remains at high levels this year and is growing among students without high needs.
Measure offers ‘bill of rights’ for English language learners’ parents
CT lawmakers say they are fighting for parents who don’t speak English and struggle to participate in their children’s education.
Legislators expected to focus on children’s mental health
CT lawmakers plan to focus on mental health and other issues including more support for educators and preventing sex crimes against children.