An influx of students showed up in crisis at school in recent months, and the trend continued into the school year.
Gov. Ned Lamont flanked by (from left) Fran Rabinowitz, the leader of the state’s superintendent’s association, and Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona in March as they announced the closure of Connecticut schools. Also pictured is Josh Geballe, his chief executive officer, and wife Ann Lamont. Gov. Ned Lamont flanked by (from left) Fran Rabinowitz, the leader […]
Miguel Cardona, the state’s first Hispanic education commissioner, says the state isn’t doing a good enough job educating English learners.
The state reported 46 new hospitalizations Thursday — the lowest daily increase Connecticut has seen in two weeks.
The majority of the state’s public schools earned a better grade on the Next Generation rating system than last year.
Students need to be at school to learn, but new state data show that many children expelled or suspended because they act out are among those likely to miss the most school and perform less well academically. “”Suspensions and expulsions may exacerbate academic deterioration,” reads a presentation prepared for the State Board of Education.
Grading schools on more than just tests scores has been a long time in the works. But the State Department of Education has now released a zero-to-100 rating for every school in the state based on 19 different measures.
Let’s set the record straight. Public charter school students do not receive a funding increase in Gov. Dannel Malloy’s proposed budget. They will still receive the same state per-pupil grant that they have received for several years. Put simply: all public schools are flat-funded across the board. A recent story by the CT Mirror suggested otherwise, and we want to ensure the facts are front and center.
A considerable amount of the $132.9 million the state provided the lowest-performing districts to pay for improvements like extending the school day or offering free preschool was “inappropriately” used last year to close budget deficits districts were facing, state education leaders said Wednesday.
An empty preschool classroom in Bridgeport There’s agreement that too few children in Connecticut have access to quality preschool programs, but top state officials are butting heads with a coalition of parents and educators on how to put a near-universal system in place. Attorney General George Jepsen argues that whether the state pays for universal preschool is an issue that should remain […]
The panel searching for the state’s next education commissioner wants someone who has a long background and an advanced degree in education – qualifications the last commissioner did not have and which one of the state’s teachers’ unions called for during the campaign.