It’s time to stop the ideological wars and collaborate to give the 40,000 kids currently trapped in chronically failing traditional schools another option.
There is an urgent need for more public school options in the state of Connecticut, and families expect the governor to work with them to move the ball forward.
The state education department commissioner’s proposal last week to hand over more public education resources to privately managed charter schools deserves an ‘F’ as both ‘incomplete’ and tone deaf
It is time to hold the Connecticut Board of Education accountable for diverting badly need resources to more charter schools.
Gov. Malloy, put partisan politics aside and instead insist on history reform that gives our students the background in history they deserve and that our country depends upon.
You did it, Gov. Dannel Malloy. Another close one, just as Colin McEnroe predicted last May. You certainly earned the victory, having headed the state during economically merciless times, in the face of hurricanes and a horrible school shooting. Your critics during the election acted like you had inflicted some kind of disaster on the […]
Connecticut needs an education funding system that allows all families to access good schools, not just those who can afford them.
Voters should not assume that their representatives will vote in a sensible way when it comes to firearms legislation.
It is time to end the madness of Common Core and allow teachers the opportunity to teach without having to teach to the test.
Current education policy, which started with No Child Left Behind, then went into overdrive with Race to the Top and now Common Core and SBAC testing, has turned our schools into test prep factories, sucking the joy out of teaching and learning.
With improvements to the health of the child welfare system under Gov. Malloy’s Administration — and more children in alternative settings to state care — comes the challenge to improve outcomes for the teenagers who make up an increasing share of those who remain in the system.
The Connecticut Department of Children and Families should stop and listen to experts within and beyond our borders who are offering the help that Connecticut’s children need.
A bilingual student remembered being told in first grade, ‘You have to do this because you’re preparing for the test,’ but the standardized test wasn’t given until 3rd grade.
The Connecticut Department of Children and Families has adopted a “differential response system” that allows its caseworkers more flexibility in reacting to various kinds of child abuse and neglect, depending on the risk to the family. Families and staff say this new kind of intervention is more effective, satisfying and respectful.
In his Sunday op-ed article in the Courant, state Rep. Jason Rojas, D-East Hartford, voices support for school integration and the goals of Sheff v. O’Neill, but he complains about the cost of the remedy, and the perceived effects on his hometown of East Hartford.