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.
Connecticut has seen graduation rates steadily rise over the last five years. But questions are being asked about what’s behind the numbers.
On Wednesday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed into law an act that is designed to make charter schools and the charter management organizations that oversee them more accountable and transparent.
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
The application process for getting into kindergarten is more like applying to college nowadays.
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.
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.
Nearly a half-century after publication, an Allen Ginsberg poem about a homosexual encounter has divided a small Connecticut town and led to the resignation of an award-winning English teacher.
The Senate unanimously passed a bill that would help ensure that students with dyslexia are identified and getting the services they need, which isn’t the case now, according to many parents and experts who testified at a hearing earlier in the session.
On a picture-perfect Thursday, hundreds of children, parents and grandparents donned chartreuse T-shirts and danced, shouted and pumped their signs at the Capitol to urge legislators to put money in the state budget to expand the number of seats available in charter schools.
Thousands of parents, students and teachers are expected to rally on the steps of the State Capitol today to urge state lawmakers to protect funding for charter schools in Co
With the Appropriations Committee’s recommendation to eliminate funding for two new charter schools next year, the Coalition for Every Child, a charter school advocacy group, is launching an advertising campaign and a rally to fight back.
The legislature’s appropriations committee offered a version of the state budget Monday that brought mixed news for students, ranging from the inclusion of funding for extended-day programs in the neediest school districts and scholarships for students at private colleges, to the elimination of funding to expand charter schools.
Police say what started as an invitation from a 17-year old student to his high school physics teacher to attend a concert turned into a relationship that culminated with the teacher having sex with the student and buying him alcohol.
Last Friday, Gov. Dannel Malloy confirmed the appointment of interim education commissioner Dianna Wentzell to a permanent position heading the Department of Education.
After nearly three decades of efforts to desegregate its public schools, Connecticut is making “clear progress” in reducing racial isolation and erasing achievement gaps, even as the rest of the region is “moving backward,” according to a groundbreaking new report.
The Coalition For Every Child says that more than 2,000 children would lose a chance for a seat in a public charter school if the legislature cuts out the almost $22 million that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has proposed for the expansion of charter school seats in the next two years.
The idea of putting a moratorium on new charter schools has been rejected by a key legislative committee, but that doesn’t yet give charter schools planned for Bridgeport and Stamford a green light.