Incoming CT Super Allegedly Plagiarized on Application

At least 10 paragraphs in the two-page essay Terrence P. Carter submitted with his application for the city’s superintendent of schools job contain material apparently copied from other sources without attribution, including academic journals, news articles and websites.

Police: Teacher Threatened to Fail Student for Sex

A Stamford High School teacher accused of threatening to fail an 18-year-old student if he did not have sex with her and providing him and a friend with marijuana, turned herself over to police Wednesday.

CT Parents Rally For More Seats In High Quality Schools

Chanting “Where’s my seat?” and “We have waited long enough!” about two dozen people — including Hartford parents, children and activists — rallied outside the state Department of Education Thursday on Capitol Avenue to demand more high quality educational options for Hartford students.

‘Connecticut Core’ Launched to Quell Common Core Uproar

With cover from the state’s two largest teachers unions, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Thursday kicked off “Connecticut Core,” the administration’s latest effort to quell the political and policy clamor over how Common Core curriculum standards should be implemented.

UConn: Americans Still Common Core Skeptics

Reprinted from UConn Today The more Americans know about the Common Core Standards Initiative, the less likely they are to think it will achieve its goal of improving nationwide education outcomes in reading, writing, and math for K-12 students, according to a UConn...

Changes to Teacher Evals Considered in CT

Reprinted from The Courant A major change is in the works that would permanently diminish the weight of the state’s standardized test scores as a component of the new teacher evaluation system, a teachers’ union leader says. Sheila Cohen, president of the...

Super on ‘Vacation’ Until Contract Expires

Reprinted from The Courant HARTFORD — The city board of education has worked out a deal with Superintendent Christina Kishimoto that would let her spend the remaining three months of her contract on vacation from the district. The arrangement, Kishimoto said, is...

CT Takes Aim at Chronic School Absenteeism

Reprinted from The Courant HARTFORD — Lawmakers are considering a bill that aims to ensure that children who are chronically absent from school get help early — before they become truants or get poor grades or drop out. “If you look at eighth-graders, the...

Newtown Efforts for Youth Mental Health

Reprinted from Boston.com HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Some of the charities paying for mental health care for children and families affected by the Sandy Hook massacre are running short of money and officials don’t know how much they’ll need — and for how long — to...

CT District Parents Voice Support for Charter

Reprinted from the New Haven Register NEW HAVEN >> Before having children, Veronica Douglas-Givan traveled the state, witnessed the anxiety parents faced over education in the areas of the “have-nots,” and said that would never be her. “I would say, when I was...