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.
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.