October 27, 2016

Norwich BulletinFeds: Conn. students not improving in science

“Connecticut has gotten its report card from the U.S. Department of Education on how well its students are learning science – and it’s not a great grade…”

October 25, 2016

CT NEW JUNKIEPoll Finds A Majority Of Connecticut Voters Support Education Ruling

“A poll of 600 Connecticut voters shows 68 percent support a judge’s recent decision calling for a new education funding formula for the state’s public school system…”

WINDSOR LOCKS PATCH: AT&T Awards $5,000 Grant To Support Educational Garden Project

“AT&T recently awarded a $5,000 grant to the East Windsor Transition Program to help local students with special needs grow and maintain their own fruit and vegetable gardens…”

WESTPORT NEWS: Poll: Most Say Don’t Wait For Courts To Fix School Funding

“Most Connecticut voters don’t want to wait for a final court ruling before the state fixes the way public schools are funded, a new survey suggests…”

CT MIRRORGrading Teachers: Tempers Flare Over Use Of Student Test Scores

“Should the state require using student test scores to evaluate teachers? Officials have long delayed answering that question. For three years the State Board of Education has pushed back a deadline for linking students’ test scores with teachers’ grades…”

October 24, 2016

Fox 61New Connecticut breast health education law is a testament to a Milford mom

“A dozen girls sit in a classroom at Lauralton Hall in Milford. "Everyone take your three fingers and hold them up," says health and wellness department Chair Peggy McGowan, as she shows them how to feel for a small lump on a model of a breast. For years, this scenario has been standard practice at the all-girls high school, one of the first to follow a program created by Get In Touch (GIT).

October 17, 2016

CT POSTState grad rates in line with nation’s, but gaps persist

“Connecticut’s increasing high school graduation over the past five years parallels the nationwide figure for the same time period, according to data released by the White House on Monday…”

CT NEWS JUNKIEOP-ED: There’s Something To Be Said For Local School Districts

“Toni Gold, a transportation and community development consultant, struck a nerve with her op-ed last month in the Hartford Courant, “Old Yankee Boundaries Strangling CT Cities…”

October 12, 2016

Hartford CourantA Clear-Eyed Indictment Of Broken Education System

“On Sept. 7, state Judge Thomas Moukawsher decreed that "Connecticut is defaulting on its constitutional duty" to provide adequate education for all of our children. His decision — which he read from the bench for two hours — instantly made national news because he went beyond the issue of school funding to the issue of fundamental reform. In short, he sent the state to reform school…”

October 11, 2016

THE DAYCandidates For 38th District Face Off On Education Funding, Labor, Party Lines

“A Hartford labor veteran and incumbent state representative are sharing the ballot for the 38th state House District with a political novice who wants voters to consider a third option in state politics…”

October 8, 2016

New Haven RegisterEditorial: Lawmakers Must Find A Way To Equalize Education Funding

“Funding the public education system has long been a slugfest over whether state dollars are being put where they are most needed to provide an equal education to all students…”

Stamford AdvocateWendy Lecker: Judge Botched Rulings On Education Policy

“In issuing his decision in the CCJEF school-funding case last month, Judge Thomas Moukawsher claimed he was faithfully following the dictates of the Connecticut Supreme Court. However, it is clear that the judge ignored a major warning by our highest court: that the judiciary is “ill-equipped” to deal with educational policy matters…”

October 6, 2016

CBS ConnecticutReport Makes Recommendations For Math Education Improvement

“A new state report says schools need to have a clearer and more consistent understanding of the state’s math standards at each grade level…”

New Britain HeraldStudents, teachers unite over lack of resources

“At the urging of educators and union leaders, hundreds of Lincoln Elementary School students clapped their hands and chanted “Fair Funding Now” as they entered school Thursday morning…”

JOURNAL Inquirer‘Walk-in’ for better school funding draws teachers, students

“Dozens of teachers, students, parents, and other members of the community turned out early Thursday morning for a rally at Rockville High School, calling for full and proper funding of public education…”

CT POSTAll Connecticut’s Communities Have a Stake in Addressing the Achievement Gap of Our Urban Youth

“The Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding v. Rell is a potentially landmark legal challenge that could deal a body blow to the state’s inequitable education system…”