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Letter: Too many unanswered questions about charter school proposal
Mar 22, 6:13 AM: I am a Danbury parent and taxpayer and proud supporter of the Danbury Public Schools. I am strongly opposed to a privately managed charter school in Danbury. We need and deserve local oversight for public schools, and yes >
Mary Wilke: Voucher bill doesn’t help all children
Mar 19, 5:48 AM: If you had $1 million and could use it to either improve your local public school for the benefit of all of its students or pay for a handful of students to attend private school, what would you do? The current school >
Report: Charter schools struggle to pay for inadequate facilities
Mar 19, 5:39 AM: Unlike traditional schools, PACE Career Academy, a charter high school in Allenstown, doesn’t have a prep kitchen, a band room, or athletic fields. Instead, it rents space at the Suncook Business Park in Allenstown, and >
School choice lets wealthy families gentrify neighborhoods, avoid local schools
Mar 19, 4:30 AM: When school choice is limited, lower-income communities with fewer people of color are more likely to see an influx of affluent residents. With additional school choice options, that relationship reverses.
Dozens come out to support, question Danbury charter school proposal
Mar 16, 5:45 AM: Dozens of local parents, teachers, nonprofit leaders and elected officials came out for and against the proposed Danbury Prospect Charter School at a state hearing in Danbury on Thursday night.
Proposed charter school draws mixed reaction
Mar 16, 5:00 AM: The proposal of a new charter school in Norwalk received enthusiastic support from advocates of school choice at a public hearing Wednesday night. But the district and several residents who fear it might disrupt recent >
New charter school proposed in Norwalk
Mar 13, 4:32 AM: A Bronx-based outfit has proposed a new charter school for Norwalk. Schools for Excellence, which also has a school in Stamford, said it intends to help close achievement gaps among students.
Danbury school board leaders discuss chater school application
Mar 1, 7:24 AM: Local school board members are both interested in and skeptical of a proposal for a public charter school in Danbury that will be reviewed by state education leaders this spring.
School choice lottery a mystery for parents as desegregation efforts wane
Feb 28, 5:58 AM: Kaydeann Cameron for the last four years has entered her children in the state-run lottery that determines which students will attend a high-performing magnet school in the Hartford region.
An innovative approach to education comes to Shelton
Feb 27, 7:43 AM: From unconventional seating to its collaborative approach, the School of Innovation is Shelton’s attempt to shake things up.
Suit Challenges Sheff Magnet-School Lottery Process
Feb 19, 9:38 AM: The lawsuit, filed in federal court on behalf of eight Hartford families, also charges that a policy of leaving magnet-school seats empty rather than admit minority students on wait lists runs afoul of constitutional >
Board rejects legislature’s budget for more charter school funding
Feb 15, 6:45 AM: Adding insult to injury for the public school advocates, the legislature’s two-year budget next year will send charter schools another $7.1 million. It will increase charter school enrollment and pay for an additional $250 >
Democratic Lawmakers: Fight To Close Achievement Gap Must Go On
Jan 19, 7:31 AM: Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says the State Supreme Court decision on the state’s landmark education funding case should not stop policymakers from continuing to look for ways to close the achievement gap. >
Charter school parents sound off
Jan 19, 7:29 AM: State Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff and several other panelists came under fire from charter school advocates during a forum Thursday evening on changes Connecticut’s Education Cost Sharing formula.
Proposed legislation targets charter school board conflicts
Jan 19, 6:00 AM: Currently, nothing prohibits a charter school employee from sitting on the school’s board of trustees. That’s in stark contrast to what’s allowed at traditional public schools, where state law has strict prohibitions >
Pressing question for CT: A state tax break for private school tuition?
Jan 16, 6:43 AM: The federal tax overhaul may have triggered an automatic state tax break that would allow parents to avoid paying state taxes on some of the money they put aside to send their children to private K-12 schools. >
$1.7M state grant puts charter school construction back on schedule
Jan 12, 6:28 AM: Construction of a new middle school building for Side By Side Charter School will be completed on schedule thanks to a new state grant. In the recently approved budget, the state set aside an additional $1.7 million to >
Enrollment at charter, magnet schools on the rise in New Haven
Jan 8, 5:59 AM: Education officials in the city have long agreed that school choice — which allows families to select from schools in their neighborhoods, magnet schools with specialized curricular themes and charter schools, often >
Charter schools working to curb suspensions and hire certified staff
Jan 4, 6:10 AM: Three charter schools called on the carpet last spring over student suspensions and for hiring non-certified teachers are improving — but still have work to do, the state Board of Education was told Wednesday. >
Connecticut school ditches online program after parents revolt
Dec 21, 6:53 AM: Cheshire school administrators and some parents praised the program, but it faced criticism from others who said their children were spending too much time online, some content was inappropriate, and students were not >



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