- Will More Minority Teachers Close Connecticut’s Achievement Gap?
- > May 23, 6:23 AM: Minority students make up 42 percent of the population in Connecticut, but only eight percent of educators are minorities. And teacher prep programs don’t draw enough people of color. For example, last year at Southern Connecticut
- City charter lotteries lack state oversight
- > May 15, 6:18 AM: When it comes to verifying the admission practices of charter schools outside the Capital region, it’s more or less scout’s honor. No enrollment audits are conducted like the one for Greater Hartford charter and magnet schools that
- Stamford charter school faces challenges, mixed reviews
- May 8, 6:38 AM: Not long after Teresa Brivett withdrew her grandsons from the Stamford Charter School for Excellence, a new elementary school on the West Side, she regretted the decision.
- State auditors: Rogue magnet school lacked state oversight
- > May 5, 5:40 AM: Lax oversight by the Connecticut State Department of Education of the school choice lottery and enrollment in Hartford regional magnet schools opened the door for the most sought-after magnet school to fill 44 percent of its 161
- State urges confidence in school lottery despite problems at Capital Prep
- > May 4, 4:37 AM: Thirty-three students were given coveted seats in Hartford regional magnet schools for this school year without winning them in the state-run blind lottery, the state education department said Wednesday as it braced for a highly
- Acclaimed Capital Prep Magnet School Bypassed Normal Lottery Process For Athletes, Other Students
- > May 3, 6:50 AM: Capital Prep, the nationally acclaimed Hartford magnet school that is the most sought-after in the city, repeatedly bypassed the state's normal lottery process and enrolled athletes who played for its dominant sports teams, a
- Families for Excellent Schools adding its voice to Connecticut education funding debate
- Apr 26, 6:09 AM: With Gov. Dannel Malloy and other key lawmakers signaling a desire to change how the state of Connecticut allocates its funding of public schools, proponents of charter schools are asking for a larger piece of the pie.
- House lawmakers hit pause on sweeping school choice bill
- Apr 26, 4:43 AM: House lawmakers hit pause Tuesday on a sweeping school choice bill over concerns it would improperly divert taxpayer dollars to religious schools and financially harm public schools.
- Republicans tussle over school choice legislation
- > Apr 24, 5:39 AM: Party members broadly agree parents should be able to use state-raised money to send their kids to private schools. Even Jeb Bush endorses the policy. He wrote in the Monitor recently that the education savings accounts are a
- Boscawen mother of anthem protester backs school choice bill
- Apr 21, 4:55 AM: Critics worry that a school choice proposal before the state Legislature would become a subsidy for the rich and come at the expense of public schools.
- Senate leader readies bill to overhaul school funding
- > Apr 20, 6:08 AM: Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff hopes to release by the end of the week his bill to drastically rewrite how public schools are funded and to reroute more funding from neighborhood schools when students leave for public charter
- Side by Side marks 20 years
- Apr 18, 4:35 AM: Just over 20 years ago, a group of public school teachers from different walks of life bounded together with a single mission: to create a public charter school in South Norwalk.
- State to run school desegregation lottery but tight-lipped on seat count
- Apr 14, 5:37 AM: The state next month will run a school choice lottery that was created decades ago in an effort to desegregate Hartford’s schools.
- Two legislative leaders proposing sweeping school funding changes
- > Apr 12, 7:10 AM: A plan backed by two Democratic legislative leaders to boost state spending for public schools by $53 million next year and shake up how the state funds charter and magnet schools is causing disagreements among members of their own
- Chariho may look to market its programs to compete for students
- Apr 12, 5:47 AM: Faced with increasing competition from neighboring districts and charter schools, members of the Chariho School Committee agreed Tuesday to form a subcommittee to consider ways to market the district to attract more students.
- Proposal for all-boys school in New Haven based on growing model used in NYC, advocates say
- Mar 27, 6:18 AM: The Rev. Boise Kimber said he’s had a vision for an all-boys school in New Haven for 10 years. Now, with support from local education and city officials, Kimber has molded his vision into a proposal.
- Parents Call For More Funding For Charter, Magnet Schools
- Mar 21, 5:37 AM: Parents from Bridgeport, New Haven and Hartford stood on the steps of the Capitol in Hartford Monday morning to call attention to charter and magnet school state funding discrepancies they see as unfair to their children.
- School Leaders, Parents Call for Funding for Public Schools of Choice
- Mar 20, 7:14 AM: More than 50,000 children attend public charter and magnet schools in Connecticut and on Monday parents will be pushing the state to include those schools in the budget.
- As school choice goes national, a city shows its perils
- > Mar 8, 8:12 AM: Hailed nationally as a success story on school choice, Hartford in the two decades since a desegregation order has seen growing racial integration and new levels of academic achievement. That is, at least for students who win seats
- Taking a closer look at Hartford’s Regional School Choice Lottery
- > Feb 23, 6:25 AM: Hartford parents Susannah and Frank Marchese are anxiously awaiting the school lottery results for their 10-year-old-daughter, Nola, who will be entering sixth grade in the fall. The parents have been researching school options for