- 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
- Education advocates press for public charter school funding
- Feb 16, 7:31 AM: Education advocates are calling on the state Supreme Court to include funding for public charter schools in its decision to reevaluate the way Connecticut divvies out money for public education.
- Great Oaks Charter School Puts Down Roots In Bridgeport
- > Feb 14, 7:25 AM: Tucked amid the custom furniture businesses and gourmet bakeries that form the surprising new face of Bridgeport industry at the old plant, the school is facing the achievement gap head on with a forward-thinking program that keeps
- Pay for charter school leaders fuels funding debate
- > Jan 13, 7:40 AM: Compensation for leaders of the state’s largest network of charter schools, Achievement First, has increased by $100,000 since 2009 – and now rivals the pay of superintendents in the state’s wealthiest or largest
- Teachers’ union takes issue with charter fees
- Jan 13, 5:57 AM: The Connecticut Education Association, in a report issued Thursday, called the fees collected by some, but not all of the state’s 24 charter schools problematic and disturbing.
- Clash Over Connecticut Schools Flares Anew
- Dec 28, 6:49 AM: Connecticut’s teachers unions and school-advocacy groups are seizing on a recent court ruling that criticized the state public education system to push for a funding overhaul.
- Connecticut puts out call for more charter schools
- > Dec 28, 6:47 AM: The state may be eyeing a billion-dollar deficit and appealing a court decision that labels its funding of public education as unconstitutional, but that isn’t stopping Connecticut from putting out the call for more charter
- Hopkinton council backs school choice resolution
- Dec 20, 5:51 AM: Members of the Hopkinton Town Council approved a resolution supporting school choice at their Monday meeting. The resolution passed 3-2, with council Vice President Thomas Buck and councilor Barbara Capalbo opposed.
- Troubled schools on trial: Will a scathing court decision lead to action
- > Dec 15, 8:37 AM: Students, parents, and religious leaders held rallies and press conferences across the state calling for action at the state Capitol in the weeks after a Superior Court judge castigated the way the state funds and oversees failing
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