April 22, 2016

EDUCATION DRIVE: Connecticut senate approves financial aid for undocumented students

“Connecticut senators are trying again to provide financial aid to undocumented students who do not qualify for federal aid — and this time, it looks like a bill approved by the Senate will also pass through the House…”

April 19, 2016

CT POST: Students, parents, teachers: ‘Fund our schools’

“Hundreds of students, parents, and educators turned out Tuesday to ask the City Council for more education money…”

April 18, 2016

WTNHConnecticut launches new education portal website

“Are you interested in learning more information about your child’s school district? A new web site called Edsight has been launched by the state, and it’s designed to give parents key information about their the state’s performance meeting educational guidelines…”

April 15, 2016

CT POST: Education commissioner grilled on funding

“The state’s lowest-performing school districts benefit as much from technical assistance as the extra cash by being part of the Alliance District and Commissioner’s Network programs, Commissioner of Education Dianna Wentzell testified Friday in Superior Court in Hartford…”

Connecticut Law TribuneJudge Launches Legal Education Program for Middle Schoolers

“Have you ever heard of double jeopardy?" Paige Quilliam asked a student at the Haddam-Killingworth Middle School one rainy Thursday afternoon…”

April 14, 2016


“As sharp criticism built Thursday of its proposal to end state education aid to 28 of the state's wealthiest towns, the administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy released data to show that most of the towns affected have among the lowest mill rates in the state and rely relatively little on state aid…”

April 13, 2016

CT NEWS JUNKIE: Malloy’s Budget Proposal Eliminates or Reduces Education Funds for 139 Towns

“Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s revised budget zeroes out funding for 28 school districts in Fairfield County and along the shoreline, and reduces funding for another 111 other towns throughout the state…”

CT MIRROR: Democrats’ education cuts fall most heavily on CT’s Gold Coast

“Must we really send millions to Greenwich and New Canaan? That was the question Benjamin Barnes, the governor's budget chief, asked the state education commissioner and other administration officials to consider as they built a budget proposal for the General Assembly in 2012…”

April 11, 2016

CT NEWS JUNKIE: State Board Delays Tying SBAC Test To Teacher Evaluations For One Year

“The State Board of Education voted 8-1 last week in favor of delaying for another year the coupling of standardized test scores and teacher evaluations…”

New Haven Register: Connecticut Education Association officials criticize ‘invalid’ SBAC test

“The state Board of Education voted last week to delay the inclusion of student performance on state testing in teacher evaluations for another year, and officials with the Connecticut Education Association hope the delay turns into the measure’s defeat…”

CT Viewpoints: ’10 Slices’ campaign aimed at improving food at Hartford public schools

“2016 is a year for change and no greater truth exists than the saying, ‘It’s time for our students’ learning environment to stop being attacked…”

April 8, 2016

CT POST: Newtown schools chief | Teachers will never carry guns in town schools

“Superintendent of Schools Joseph Erardi Jr. stood before about 100 people at Newtown Middle School on Thursday night and vowed he would never sign an agreement allowing teachers to carry guns in the town’s schools…”

April 7, 2016

CT Mirror: How does your town fare under the Appropriations Committee’s budget proposal?

“State funding for education and other municipal grants took a hit in the budget proposal the Appropriations Committee approved Wednesday…”

April 6, 2016

Hartford Courant: Teachers Get One-Year Delay On Use Of Test Scores In Ratings

“Teachers will get a one-year delay on the mandatory inclusion of state test scores in their evaluations under a vote Wednesday by the state Board of Education. However, the board members warned that they would not consent to any further delay…”

April 4, 2016

Wall Street Journal: Push in Connecticut to Exclude State Tests From Teacher Evaluations

“Connecticut is poised to postpone linking teacher evaluations to state student test scores, but lobbying efforts are under way to eliminate that part of educator reviews altogether…”

WTNH: “Going Purple” fills addiction education need where schools fall short

“If you have a teenager in your home, this is a fact that may shock you…”

April 1, 2016

EDUCATION WORLD: Teachers Union Launches Ad Campaign to Rally Against State Exams

“The Connecticut Education Association- or the state’s largest teacher organization representing 43,000 teachers- has launched a campaign against the state’s standardized tests…”