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2 CT Lawmakers Not Happy With The State Of Remote Learning
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Jan 14, 6:40 AM: Two state representatives say they are feeling parents' pain with the quality of remote learning in the state during the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID-19 pandemic introduces new factors to CT’s teacher shortage
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Jan 7, 6:56 AM: With three kids attending schools where the learning model is different from the district where she teaches high school math, Kristle Rodriguez has struggled at times to balance the needs of her students and her children.
Viewpoint: Bring equity to the Danbury school system
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Jan 6, 7:25 AM: My plea to Gov. Ned Lamont is this: include Danbury Prospect Charter school in your proposed 2021-22 budget and give Danbury families the gift of a new school. Governor, you should allow our Black and brown students to receive the >
Connecticut teachers’ union leader urges switch to all-remote learning
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Jan 5, 6:52 AM: The leader of Connecticut's largest teachers union is urging school superintendents statewide to switch all classes to remote learning until at least the middle of this month, citing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
Billions in school construction in CT hasn’t made a dent in segregation — but this year, things could be different
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Jan 4, 8:06 AM: The state has spent $10 billion since 2000 largely to help districts build segregated schools on top of segregated neighborhoods.
Survey: Half Of Connecticut's Teachers Don't Believe It Is Safe To Return To Classroom
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Dec 30, 8:02 AM: Two Connecticut teacher’s unions say many educators in the state don’t think schools are safe enough for children or themselves to be in as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
Teacher survey reveals desire for online learning post holiday break
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Dec 22, 7:56 AM: Holiday break is just around the corner, and teachers are pushing their schools to take a pause on in-person learning. A survey by the state’s two largest teachers unions and Eyewitness News found most teachers want remote learning >
What do we get for the billions spent on job training? Connecticut wants to know.
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Dec 21, 6:58 AM: Simply put, Connecticut doesn’t precisely know what it was getting for the money. To be fair, most states don’t. And neither does the federal government, a primary funding source for employment programs in the United >
Report: Out-of-town students cost Norwich schools millions
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Dec 14, 6:28 AM: Students who have been illicitly attending schools in Norwich even though they don’t live there have cost the district at least $2.7 million, according to a report.
Over 14,000 sign petition calling for governor to close schools unless safety recommendations are met
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Dec 11, 8:23 AM: Leaders from the state’s largest education unions gathered outside the state Capitol on Thursday to call on Gov. Ned Lamont to close schools until mid-January unless the recommended safety precautions they’ve laid out are >
'I don't regret it for one second:' Parents decide to pull kids from Fairfield schools
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Dec 11, 7:26 AM: We had great teachers. We loved all that,” Crissy Kelly said. “It had everything to do with the model. It just wasn’t going to work. I don’t regret it for one second.
Want To Fix Inequities In School Funding? Top Legislators Say Property Tax Reform Solves The Problem
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Dec 10, 6:23 AM:

Three years have passed since lawmakers celebrated passing a budget that aimed to narrow the vast disparities in school spending by ZIP code by funneling millions more each year to struggling districts.

Opinion: Bridging the digital divide to assure access to opportunity
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Dec 7, 7:58 AM: We cannot afford to let broadband internet speeds serve as a barrier between the region’s businesses and the talent they require to thrive and grow. Moving forward in a landscape dramatically changed by COVID-19 will require all of >
Teachers call for full remote learning, absent new protocols
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Nov 24, 7:57 AM: Teachers’ unions on Monday said all Connecticut public schools should switch to full-time remote learning until at least mid-January unless statewide coronavirus safety protocols are established and strictly enforced.
Connecticut charter schools take advantage of PPP funding, while traditional public schools are left behind
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Nov 3, 7:02 AM: The Achievement First Charter Network in Connecticut, as well as other public charter schools, have received $12.5 million to $16.5 million from the PPP. Here is the problem: while traditional public schools also received COVID >
As New Haven schools move to reopen, 37% of parents are opting out
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Oct 28, 7:40 AM: Despite widespread reservations from parents and guardians – and widespread teacher opposition – city and state officials are eager to move ahead, hoping to keep New Haven students from falling academically behind. Nearly 2,200 >
Opinion: Gov. Lamont, please fund Danbury Prospect charter school
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Oct 23, 8:08 AM: I’m therefore calling on Gov. Lamont to do one better, to bridge the gap between right now and the future success of his program. Guide our legislature to open Danbury Prospect Charter School, which will bring greater teacher >
School districts work to fix remote learning issues after 5,000 students statewide have yet to log on
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Oct 20, 6:03 AM: News 8 has learned that about 5,000 students who signed up for remote learning statewide haven’t logged on once this school year.
Opinion: Barring charter school in Danbury ‘doesn’t make sense’
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Oct 2, 6:04 AM: In a previous op-ed, it was falsely stated that Connecticut’s public charter schools do not live up to the so-called “hype.” This is blatantly false. In reality, students in Connecticut’s public charter schools have consistently >
Opinion: Teachers’ union opposes charter school for Danbury
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Sep 21, 7:05 AM: That’s why we stand strongly against the proposal to bring the Prospect Charter School, run by a charter management organization out of New York, into our Danbury community. The charter school organization wants you to believe it >

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