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Posted inNews

State releases plan to return students to school

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 […]

Posted inCT Viewpoints

Connecticut charter schools not really getting a funding increase

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.

Posted inEducation, Money

Defining education — Does it include preschool?

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 […]