Connecticut School Funding Lawsuit Goes to Trial Tuesday

After 10 years and many delays, including a trip to the Connecticut Supreme Court, a lawsuit claiming that public education in Connecticut is inadequate for many children because of a broken, unfair system of state funding will finally go to trial on Tuesday in Hartford Superior Court.

New Education Chief Outlines Vision For Connecticut Schools

Dianna Wentzell takes over as Connecticut’s new education commissioner as educators face major obstacles to improving schools throughout the state. During her first month on the job, Wentzell toured several schools and laid out her vision for Connecticut’s education system to legislators.

CT Gov Vetoes Bill Requiring Ed Chief to Have Classroom Experience

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has vetoed a bill requiring the state’s education commissioner to have classroom and administrative experience, saying enshrining job requirements in state law could hamstring a governor’s ability to choose the best candidate

CT Study: Choice Programs Effective in Raising Academic Achievement

A report from the state Department of Education found that public charter schools and magnet schools operated by Regional Educational Service Centers (RESCs) have helped inner-city students achieve higher academic proficiency than their peers in the public school system.

CT Legislature Passes Charter School Transparency Bill

A bipartisan bill that seeks greater accountability and transparency from the operators of the state’s 22 public charter schools got resounding approval in both the Senate and the House Tuesday and will now move to the governor’s desk.

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