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Column: More wasteful debate on school funding while state ignores the obvious
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Jan 15, 6:35 AM: High on the agenda for the new session of the General Assembly is rewriting the formula for state financial aid to municipal school systems. It will be a big waste of time. Connecticut has been rewriting its school aid formula >
Profs Tapped To Fix School-Choice Lottery
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Jan 9, 5:38 AM: Newly arrived in the city, parents with a 4-year-old plan to enter the lottery for kindergarten spots at one of New Haven’s public schools next year. They know they’re rolling the dice in a game many consider rigged or >
Mallory confronts school inequities: 'the civil rights issue of our time'
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Jan 7, 7:29 AM: During Malloy’s tenure school choice options for Connecticut students – magnets, charters and vocational schools – have increased steadily. The year before he took office there were nearly 44,000 students attending non-traditional >
Malloy: 'weak-kneed' Democrats and teacher unions hold back education reform
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Dec 6, 6:30 AM: Turns out a couple of groups who might once long ago been among Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s biggest allies — fellow Democrats and teachers — were among his biggest headaches when it came to school reform.
Opinion: State laws keep stopping employers from giving students apprenticeships
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Nov 15, 8:43 AM: As we conclude National Apprenticeship Week, a week that was marked by events across the country held by leaders in business, labor, education, and government, we have to ask ourselves: Why aren’t more industries using >
Connecticut's Rural Schools Get Creative To Stay Viable
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Nov 13, 9:02 AM: Schools throughout rural Connecticut have been shrinking or closing for years. Many districts have consolidated with neighboring towns to pool resources, in a process called regionalization.
State's High School Graduates Often Need Remediation In College, Whether From High Or Low-Performing Districts
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Nov 8, 7:08 AM: A new study shows that a higher percentage of the state’s black and Hispanic high school graduates enrolled in the states’ regional public universities and community colleges need remedial help when compared to their white peers, >
Here’s why some students land a seat in coveted magnet schools outside the lottery
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Nov 2, 5:05 AM: More than a year has passed since state auditors revealed students were being enrolled in high-performing magnet schools outside the state-run lottery – but were unable to say why those students were offered one of these coveted >
Five things to know about Stefanowski’s plans for public schools, if elected governor
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Oct 26, 4:54 AM: Bob Stefanowski says a new approach is needed to turn around chronically struggling school districts in Connecticut – a businessman’s approach.
Five things to know about Lamont’s plans for public schools, if elected governor
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Oct 24, 5:08 AM: Connecticut’s governor for the next four years will face a wide range of challenges to improve the state’s public schools.
Opinion: A Constitutional right to education would be a win for school choice
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Oct 22, 7:00 AM:

If the plaintiff’s claims are upheld in federal appeals court, education reformers could have another avenue for moving state school choice programs forward — an avenue that is desperately needed. Traditional public schools are >

Court to consider discrimination in state’s magnet school lottery
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Oct 16, 4:55 AM: More minority students from the neighborhood couldn’t be let in because the school has to be integrated, meaning no more than three out of every four students could be black or Hispanic. That’s because University High is part of a >
Scores Suggest Personalized Learning Pays
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Oct 11, 5:53 AM: For years, New Haven Public Schools have tried to shift the way classes are taught. Rather than covering the same material with the entire class, teachers are now expected to differentiate the lessons for a wide range of skill >
Feds toss out challenge of Connecticut choice law
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Oct 10, 7:07 AM: The lawsuit was filed in 2016, arguing that state laws and policies, including a moratorium on the opening of new magnet schools and laws that restricted the opening and expansion of charter schools, forced students to remain in >
Appeal planned in Connecticut school choice lawsuit
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Oct 5, 7:15 AM: A group of Connecticut parents and students intends to appeal after a federal judge dismissed most of its claims in a lawsuit challenging the state’s restrictions on magnet schools, charter schools and school choice >
Judge dismisses most claims in school choice lawsuit
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Oct 4, 4:58 AM: A federal judge has dismissed most claims in a lawsuit challenging Connecticut's restrictions on magnet schools, charter schools and school choice programs, saying there is no fundamental right to equal education opportunity under >
Is state headed for another charter school showdown?
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Oct 3, 6:16 AM: The last time the State Board of Education approved the education plan for a batch of charter schools vying to open in Connecticut, the schools quickly started enrolling students. "Enroll now! Accepting applications for grades >
Charter school gets the students it needed
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Oct 2, 6:06 AM: The Bridge Academy reached its 280 student enrollment cap and won’t be losing any state revenue. The charter school picked up 13 students since it announced two weeks ago it was more than a dozen students shy of its expected >
A charter school puts out the “Students wanted” sign
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Sep 18, 6:25 AM: Perhaps it is the competition.The city is now home to six charter schools, a half dozen traditional high schools and a smattering of private school choices. Maybe it’s reputation. The Bridge Academy Charter School struggled enough >
Stemerman Wants School Choice Based on School Success
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Jul 16, 5:01 AM: Republican gubernatorial candidate and former hedge fund manager David Stemerman says the time has come to start rating schools based on certain criteria, and to dictate their funding.

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