- Editorial: Unfair to go outside the rules to obtain school choice
- > Sep 15, 5:44 AM: Students in Connecticut have significantly more school choice than they did a generation ago. Charter schools, magnet schools and regional vocational schools offer many students and parents choices, but not all.
- As some teachers opt to stay home, educators find ways to keep schools open
- > Sep 4, 6:05 AM: The Connecticut State Department of Education is hearing from districts that between 25% to 30% of the state’s teachers are requesting not to physically return to school. How state and local officials respond to these
- Catholic schools see bump in enrollment ahead of new school year
- > Aug 26, 5:11 AM: It’s been a difficult time for Catholic schools in Connecticut. Many shut down or merged because of few enrollments, or out-of-date buildings. However, there’s been a resurging interest in Catholic schools as of late.
- Unions say many schools can’t meet COVID-19 safety measures
- > Aug 25, 8:11 AM: Many Connecticut school districts preparing for in-person classes are unable to comply with social distancing recommendations and unwilling to allow teachers with compromised immune systems to work remotely during the
- Charter Schools Ready Hybrid Reopening
- > Aug 25, 6:43 AM: Common Ground High School, Booker T. Washington Academy and the five New Haven schools in the Achievement First network have all committed to a hybrid of in-person and virtual classes this fall as the Covid-19 pandemic
- Opinion: Danbury Prospect charter would improve education choices
- > Aug 25, 6:34 AM: I don’t expect every legislator to agree with me on every issue. I do expect every legislator to have an honest conversation about improving Danbury schools because the status quo is not sustainable. Sen. Kushner’s
- Connecticut’s largest teachers union recommends delaying reopening schools until mid-September
- Aug 18, 6:58 AM: The state’s largest union representing teachers is recommending the reopening of public schools be delayed until mid-September because of new concerns about the spread of coronavirus disease.
- Opinion: Charter schools are not ‘magic bullet’ to improving Danbury schools
- > Aug 10, 7:02 AM: Years of neglect have left our schools in a precarious position, with widening disparities and an urgent need to expand facilities, with nowhere near the funding to do so. There are no shortcuts that will solve these
- Opinion: All Connecticut students deserve a quality education, regardless of school model
- > Aug 4, 6:59 AM: Our 2020 policy goals of continued student learning, technology access, mitigating learning loss and equitable funding for all public schools would address many of the education-related disparities listed above;
- A quarter of CT students went MIA when COVID closed schools. Could holding live, online classes lure them back?
- > Jul 28, 5:55 AM: With many expecting schools to close again this upcoming school year as the virus rages around the country, educators must figure out how to lure online the 137,000 children throughout Connecticut who either didn’t
- The governor says it’s safe to reopen schools, but will teachers return?
- > Jul 22, 7:57 AM: The pushback from teachers — which continued Tuesday when the state’s largest teachers’ union called on the state to allow districts to delay opening schools for in-person instruction or provide weekly testing for every
- Opinion: Charter schools fill a vital need
- Jul 15, 8:24 AM: Historically, our state has operated a separate and unequal system of public education based on a student’s Zip code, race and economic status.
- Stamford charter school allowed to add grade but not increase enrollment
- Jul 15, 6:43 AM: Stamford Charter School for Excellence was given state approval to add a sixth grade, but not increase its enrollment.
- Opinion: How charter schools double dip
- > Jul 6, 6:50 AM: Amistad Academy charter school in New Haven was approved for a federal loan of $2.7 million. Amistad, with a little more than 1,000 students, will receive a forgivable loan for more than the entire ESSERF allocation for
- Thousands of Connecticut students did not have access to a device or reliable WiFi during coronavirus school closures
- > Jul 6, 6:18 AM: When the coronavirus pandemic hit Connecticut in March, forcing schools to rapidly shift to distance learning, Raquel Smith’s five children were all given laptops to complete their school work from home. There was just one
- Some students will stay home in the fall. School districts have to figure out how to teach them.
- > Jun 29, 5:48 AM: But many school districts are also beginning to plan for a whole other world of teaching and learning — the all-virtual experience that students who stay home for medical or other reasons will need, and that some share of
- Achievement gaps for English learners linger, troubling CT’s first Hispanic education chief
- > Jun 18, 7:31 AM: Bridgeport is at the epicenter of the state’s failure to narrow its largest-in-the-U.S. achievement gap between English learners and their classmates. And unless something changes, most of these students are not expected
- Opinion: It’s time to fund Danbury Prospect charter school
- > Jun 4, 8:04 AM: In recent years, our city’s economy has boomed and our community has flourished. Families have flocked to Danbury and we value those from every background. We welcome new residents with open arms because we know that each
- Opinion: What if the coronavirus could change high school for the better?
- > Jun 2, 6:08 AM: As we piece together what the new normal might look like in our high schools, we should take advantage of this disruption to reconfigure the many moving parts that have been used as excuses for maintaining the status
- With thousands of students not logging on for online learning and others struggling to learn from home, Connecticut educators look to combat the ‘corona slide’
- > May 18, 6:51 AM: Schools officials are anticipating the onset of the “corona slide" — a learning loss similar to the annual “summer slide" phenomena, in which students regress academically during school vacation, only worse.
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