Parents, students and educators rallied Thursday to ask state legislators to continue charter school funding.
This weekend, I watched on television as people across the country, mostly of color, gathered at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, to remember the civil rights march that occurred there 50 years ago. I reflected on what the march represented for African American parents like me.
The good news was that the total number of suspensions and expulsions from Connecticut schools declined by 8.5 percent last year, compared to the previous year.
Faced with budget deficits and years of flat funding from the state, a coalition of magnet school operators are asking legislators for an $11.3 million increase in state money, amounting to about $1,000 per child.
An elementary school principal is scheduled to face arraignment Friday on a first-degree larceny charge that was leveled following an audit which allegedly revealed that she gambled approximately $10,000 in student funds at two casinos.