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Connecticut needs equity in reopening of schools

Anyone who has watched or read the news in the last two months is aware that in Connecticut, racial and socioeconomic gaps in our state have been magnified by the COVID-19 crisis. As we have attempted to use distance learning in our districts, we learned that many students did not have computers, access points, or sufficient Wifi bandwidth to provide everyone in their houses with the ability to take advantage of this way of teaching.

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Watching district populations can lead to savings, better education

At this time of fiscal hardship in the state, districts are looking for ways to save money, such as by closing schools, sharing services and, sometimes, consolidating districts. As they are looking for more efficiency with at least continued effectiveness in carrying out their mission, they should keep an eye on their district’s enrollment projections.