- Divided Ed Board Selects Birks
- > Nov 21, 7:10 AM: By a 4-3 vote, New Haven’s Board of Education named Carol Birks the next superintendent of schools — at the end of a raucous meeting that signaled that she will begin the job with the challenge of winning over a sizable sector of
- Achievement First To Merge Its Two Hartford Middle Schools, Citing Lack of State Funding
- Nov 21, 7:08 AM: Achievement First leaders say they plan to merge their two Hartford middle schools — Hartford Academy Middle School and Summit Middle School — mainly due to inadequate state funding.
- No longer a simple question: Where are you going to high school?
- > Nov 20, 7:45 AM: It’s November, so school guidance counselors are busy compiling student transcripts with grades, attendance and standardized test scores, as well as proofreading their application essays, so they can enter the schools of their
- CREC Magnet Schools To Charge Tuition For New Pre-K Students
- > Nov 7, 8:07 AM: In a big shift that could affect school desegregation efforts, the Capitol Region Education Council says it will begin charging tuition to wealthier families who enroll new prekindergarten students in the agency’s coveted magnet
- Charter schools beg for more funding in new budget
- Oct 19, 5:33 AM: The state budget crisis is leaving a lot of people feeling uncertain. Nowhere is there more uncertainty than in the state’s charter school system.
- Westerly School Committee votes to oppose expansion of West Greenwich charter school
- > Oct 12, 4:55 AM: Citing the superior performance record of Washington County’s public schools, the Westerly School Committee approved a resolution Wednesday opposing the expansion of The Greene School, a charter high school located in West
- Bridgeport magnet school rules still debated
- Sep 27, 7:08 AM: An effort to change a long-standing magnet school policy that gave principals the option to kick chronically disruptive children out of magnet schools has met with strong resistance from some parents.
- Bridgeport parents to state education board: ‘Help! We are in crisis!’
- Sep 7, 6:47 AM: A lengthy agenda was awaiting action by the State Board of Education Wednesday. But first came the pleas of two Bridgeport parents beseeching it to do something about the plight of their children’s schools.
- Five charter schools line up hoping for state nod
- > Aug 29, 5:31 AM: It’s been nearly four years since the State Board of Education last gave the nod to a new charter. While it is ultimately up to the legislature to determine whether it will fund additional charter schools, the history has been that
- Hartford's Departing School Choice Leader Says Sheff Goals Should Be Expanded
- > Jul 24, 6:05 AM: Hartford's efforts to racially integrate its schools -- based on the 20-year-old Sheff vs. O'Neill court case -- have been considered a model for magnet programs across the state and country. But recent problems surfaced when the
- State OKs hundreds of new charter school seats for next year
- > Jul 20, 7:07 AM: The state Board of Education voted 6-2 Wednesday to add 504 charter school seats, about a 5.5 percent increase. Currently, there are about 9,100 seats in the state’s 22 charter schools. One in 57 Connecticut students attends a
- State senators join charter school expansion fight
- > Jul 19, 7:03 AM: The state Board of Education will meet Wednesday in Hartford to consider a plan by Capital Preparatory Harbor Charter School to modify its charter. The two-year-old charter school wants to add a second building and also speed up the
- Leader of Hartford School Choice Program Resigns
- Jul 17, 6:02 AM: Enid Rey, Hartford's executive director of school choice, has resigned after several years at the helm of the city school system's nationally touted integration efforts.
- Charter school expansion plans could deepen district red ink
- Jul 14, 5:57 AM: Capital Preparatory Harbor Charter School wants to expand in size and locations, a move its host school district says cost it an extra $200,000 in busing and other expenses.
- Bridgeport Board Of Ed Seeks Changes For Magnet Schools
- > Jul 6, 7:52 AM: The Bridgeport Board of Education proposed changes to magnet school admission and performance standards at its meeting in June, in order to make magnet schools more accessible and ensure magnet students receive adequate
- Education reform: Feds find Connecticut’s plans lacking
- > Jul 5, 7:41 AM: An Incomplete. That’s the grade the U.S. Department of Education (USED) gave Connecticut last week on its plans to meet the requirements of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, which replaced the No Child Left Behind law as the
- Bridge Academy in Bridgeport on a mission to improve
- > Jun 5, 6:06 AM: Bridge, located on Kossuth Street, has been given a three year renewal instead of the standard five, but really has just one year to show improvement. The school is doubling down on reading instruction, carving out room to help
- New Haven Board of Education questions effectiveness of school choice system
- May 30, 5:08 AM: However, one major problem seems to have the school board stumped: integrating city schools with a system that makes every family happy, without creating winners and losers.
- 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