Legislative leaders say they’re ready to up their efforts to get suburban towns to open their doors to city students.
A settlement in the Sheff vs. O’Neill case rendered the Pacific Legal Foundation’s lawsuit irrelevant.
The state is asking the court to dismiss the lawsuit, which challenges one of CT’s key levers to promote racial diversity in schools.
Does research show integration improves student outcomes in Connecticut? Do magnet schools drain money from neighborhood schools? How does the lottery work? What’s next for school desegregation? We provide some answers.
Students enrolled in a magnet school run by the Capitol Region Education Council last school year were already attending another magnet school, but needed to transfer schools because of safety reasons – such as being bullied – or because they were foster children or homeless and requested changing schools. It’s still unclear what happened in Hartford Public Schools’ magnet schools.
The Republican candidate for governor spoke with the CT Mirror recently to talk about education. Bob Stefanowski shared where he stands on school funding, the teaching profession, desegregating schools, and how he would shore up the state’s troubled teachers’ pension fund.
The Democratic candidate for governor sat down with the CT Mirror recently to talk about education. Ned Lamont shared where he stands on school funding, the teaching profession, desegregating schools, and how he would shore up the state’s troubled teachers’ pension fund.
See how many applicants from Hartford and surrounding suburban areas chose each school as a first choice and how many seats were offered for the 2017-18 school year.
The confusion surrounding who wins the lottery – or doesn’t – has fueled displeasure and distrust among many Hartford residents concerned that the vast network of magnet schools has created a two-tiered education system where thousands of struggling city students are stuck in underperforming neighborhood schools.
The administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, which is under a court order to desegregate Hartford schools, is attempting to redefine a segregated school – from one that is more than 75 percent minority to one that is more than 80 percent minority. The change would raise the threshold at which the state is responsible for stepping in to desegregate a school but also might allow more minority students to attend some magnet schools.
With more than 40 schools in the Hartford region’s school choice lottery, the odds of landing a seat vary based on what school and what grade a student’s family is seeking. While the odds for some schools are a sure bet, others can be a long shot.
Twenty years after the Connecticut Supreme Court ordered the state to eliminate the inequities caused by the isolation of black and Hispanic students in its capital city, data released Thursday show that the majority of Hartford’s children still attend segregated schools – though not as many as last year.
As pressure mounts on Connecticut to desegregate schools in ways other than opening expensive magnet schools, educators, political leaders and advocates – including U.S. Education Secretary John B. King – discussed how to break a stalemate on making further progress.
State officials may have promised a judge in February that they would offer hundreds more students enrollment in desegregated environments this school year, but they’re not releasing the data to show whether that happened.
State officials agreed Monday to offer 1,325 more children living in Hartford seats in existing magnet or suburban public schools next school year. The agreement is the latest result of an 18-year-old Connecticut Supreme Court decision that ordered the state to eliminate the educational inequities caused by the capital city’s segregated schools.