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Proposal for all-boys school in New Haven based on growing model used in NYC, advocates say
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 >
Troubled schools on trial: What does a high school diploma prove?
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Dec 13, 7:20 AM: But among the 72 percent of Connecticut students in the Class of 2010 who went on to college, at least 22 percent had to take non-credit courses to learn reading, writing or math skills they should have acquired in high school. >
Local charter schools innovating with unclear district collaboration
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Dec 12, 7:01 AM: Proponents of both charter and traditional public schools can agree on at least one thing: the initial intent of the Connecticut charter law, signed 20 years ago, was for charter schools to serve as “laboratories of innovation” in >
Connecticut NAACP keeping education a top priority, including charter school concerns
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Dec 5, 7:52 AM: Racial disparities in employment, housing, health, law enforcement and in the presidential campaign are all issues the NAACP continued to discuss throughout 2016. But starting a nationwide discussion on education, more specifically >
Under New Rules, State Says More Hartford Students Attend Integrated Schools
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Dec 2, 6:26 AM: State officials said Thursday that 49 percent of Hartford minority students are in integrated schools this fall, surpassing the target of 47.5 percent set by a court agreement in the Sheff vs. O'Neill desegration case.
Lawsuit Seeks to Grow More Charter and Magnet Schools in Connecticut
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Nov 28, 7:10 AM: Connecticut officials are asking a federal court to throw out a lawsuit filed by school choice advocates, who want the state to allow more charter and magnet schools to be built in the state.
State seeks dismissal of school choice suit
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Nov 22, 5:55 AM: Connecticut officials on Monday asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the state’s restrictions on magnet schools, charter schools and school choice programs.
Towns demand change in state formula
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Nov 2, 5:09 AM: Cities and towns are asking state legislators to get to work this winter to fix Connecticut’s the school funding formula that a judge called irrational and unconstitutional in September.

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