November 30, 2016

Education WeekConnecticut to tighten child care subsidy eligibility again

“Connecticut officials say they're tightening eligibility rules again for a child care subsidy program that helps low-income working families…”

November 28, 2016

NEWS OF NEW CANAANExpanded: Schools teaching sexual assault awareness K-12

“Sexual abuse education for K-12 evoked reactions of both ‘too much too soon’ and ‘too little too late’ from Board of Education members. Sexual abuse education will be added to curriculum for the early grades in response to Erin’s Law and it will be intensified for seniors…”

WNPRLawsuit Seeks to Grow More Charter and Magnet Schools in Connecticut

“Connecticut officials are asking a federal court to throw out a lawsuit filed by school choice advocates, who want the state to allow more charter and magnet schools to be built in the state…”

November 17, 2016

CT MirroRFor minority teacher recruitment panel, ‘A slap in the face’

“Members of the state task force charged with boosting Connecticut’s ranks of minority teachers say they are disappointed, embarrassed and feeling disrespected by the State Department of Education for its rapid approval of a controversial teacher-training program…”


“School budgets are up but class sizes are down, presenting a pressing problem to school boards here in Connecticut and nationwide: With school enrollment declining, what can be done to repurpose school buildings, cut spending and maximize the use of facilities?..”

November 16, 2016

Stonington patchRep. Diana Urban to Present CT Concussion Prevention Efforts

“Children’s Committee House Chair Diana Urban (D-Stonington) will speak about legislative efforts to prevent childhood concussions at the Women in Government Foundation’s Healthcare Summit in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, November 17…”

November 15, 2016

Newtown Daily VoicePastors, Politicians Call On Connecticut To Change How It Funds Schools

“Leaders from faith communities across Fairfield County joined forces with several politicians at Grace Baptist Church in Norwalk to call for a change with Connecticut’s General Assembly in the way the state funds its public schools…”

November 14, 2016

CT MIRRORCT joins lobbying fray over new federal education rule

“Connecticut has joined a fight over how federal money will be distributed, beginning next year, to schools with the largest populations of poor or disadvantaged students…”

Education World: State Education Commissioner Calls ‘Supplement not Supplant’ Regulation an ‘Extreme Paperwork Burden’

“While the country’s new education legislation, the Every Student Succeeds Act, passed with bipartisan support, a regulation created by the Department of Education to enforce the legislation is stirring up significant controversy among state leaders…"

November 9, 2016

CT News JunkieFuture For DACA Students Uncertain

“The Latino voting bloc was supposed to contribute to Democratic Hillary Clinton’s victory, but even if she had been elected president, for immigrant students at the University of Connecticut she was the lesser of two evils…”

November 3, 2016

CT MIRRORTurmoil Greets New Teacher Training Program

“Kathryn Arroyo, one of the hundreds of permanent substitute teachers working in Connecticut, can’t afford the time and expense of getting a master’s degree, but wants to teach in Waterbury where she grew up…”

Hartford CourantState Board Approves ‘Relay’ Teacher Certification Program Despite Strong Opposition

“The Connecticut State Board of Education endorsed a controversial new alternate route for teacher certification run by Relay Graduate School of Education after about two hours of public testimony, most of it opposed to the program…”

November 2, 2016

Journal InquirerSo Stop The Shouting Already; Standards In Education Are Obsolete

“Much shouting was heard at the recent meeting of the state Education Department's Performance Evaluation Advisory Council. According to the Connecticut Mirror. Connecticut Association of Boards of Education Executive Director Robert J. Rader and Mark Waxenberg, the executive director of the Connecticut Education Association, the teachers union, tore into each other over whether teacher evaluations should include student test results…”

NEW HAVEN REGISTER: Forum: Voters Should Keep Education In Mind When They Head To The Polls

“With Election Day less than a week away, roughly two million registered Connecticut voters will soon have the opportunity to go to the polls and cast their ballots for the candidates and policies they believe will push Connecticut toward an even brighter future…”

November 1, 2016

NEW HAVEN REGISTERNorth Branford High School science teacher named Connecticut Teacher of the Year

“Lauren Danner never thought she’d one day be standing in the same shoes as her ninth-grade North Branford High School biology teacher…”