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Group sues to stop Bridgeport school takeover
3/6
Jul 14, 10:58 AM:

Bridgeport mayor, Super and board all support CT takeover of failing schools. But parents' group object, filing injunction. While their complaint about lack of input may be valid, results show clear need for action. Ask >

Despite state 'partnership,' education chief focuses on local responsibility
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Jul 14, 10:39 AM:

It's more a partnership, than a takeover, CT Acting Ed Commissioner tells Bridgeport community. Search begins for new board to turn around failing schools. Some good points on need to work together and focus on students. >

Stamford Minorities Make Big Gains in Math Scores
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Jul 14, 9:36 AM:

Stamford narrows achievement gap. African-American and Hispanic students improve at higher rates than white and Asian students. Super says this shows time and effort put in to math plan pays off. Expose details for >

Norwich students' CMT scores drop
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Jul 14, 9:35 AM:

Norwich students score below state average on Conn. Mastery Test. Local Super disappointed because new curriculum and benchmark system in place. Details on changes would've told us if they're substantive. Great to >

Connecticut Mastery Tests show incremental gains
3/6
Jul 14, 9:31 AM:

State test scores across CT reveal achievement gap still exists despite trend of "steady academic progress." Told low-income students' scores rising since 2006, but unknown how substantial progress is since numbers are >

Leaders push for education reform
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Jul 13, 12:01 PM:

Group of corporate leaders join non-profit aiming to improve education in CT, continuing work by government-sponsored board. Enter conversation by saying business interests are intrinsically linked to quality of >

Bridgeport mayoral hopefuls weigh in on school board move
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Jul 12, 9:46 AM:

Swift decision to place Bridgeport schools under state control will be key issue in mayoral election. Candidates criticize lack of transparency and public input. One urges people to think of the children, but they're >

Are Bridgeport schools underfunded? Depends on who you ask
1/6
Jul 12, 7:21 AM:

CT district's officials and financial advisers make case that underfunding has hindered district. But case is based more on quotes and comparisons to other districts than anything concrete. Never stops to ask if >

Most towns have fewer students in schools
4/6
Jul 11, 2:42 PM:

Declining birth rate and poor economy have led to fewer students in CT public schools. Report examines census figures, looking at impact of enrollment changes. But only glances on question of schools quality, and how >

Takeover Is About More Than Bridgeport
5/6
Jul 7, 6:04 PM:

Calls on CT Gov to step up to the plate and not only to takeover Bridgeport schools (the school board recently relinquished control) but for all of urban education. Some rhetoric, but accompanied by serious >

Anger over Bridgeport school takeover request
1/6
Jul 7, 10:07 AM:

Bridgeport residents frustrated over closing school. Title leads readers to believe CT citizens upset over state takeover. However, only quote from resident is positive about takeover. 

 

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City Council decides fate of two Norwich schools
2/6
Jul 7, 8:56 AM:

Norwich city council, CT, votes not to demolish 2 unused school buildings, but future use still uncertain. Charter school idea sounds interesting, but no details given. Is there demand for a charter here? Many charters >

State to Appoint New Board of Education in Bridgeport
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Jul 7, 5:06 AM:

CT board votes to dissolve itself amid infighting between members leaving the state to appoint a new board. Many don't agree with move, claiming it subverts democratic process. Should challenge someone to contradict that >

School board gets ready for state takeover
2/6
Jul 6, 12:41 PM:

Controversy brews as CT board asks for state intervention during budget crisis. Some view it as a concession that problems too big to fix; state officials seem to think it's a bad idea. Spends too much time on the >

Report: State Is Narrowing Achievement Gap Between Hispanic And White Students In Math, But Not In Reading
3/6
Jun 24, 10:00 AM:

Discusses achievement gap between Hispanics and whites in CT. For a problem that's been going on for some time, little is said about how to improve learning for English-language learners and other Hispanics. Weave in >

Connecticut adopts wide range of education laws
3/6
Jun 13, 1:53 PM:

Overview of state reforms that were and weren't passed. Attention given to unchanged last-in, first-out policy and how it hurts students. Forgets to tell readers what resistance is to changing seniority policy. Would've >

State board adds 622 charter school seats
3/6
Jun 2, 10:26 AM:

CT Board of Ed just agreed to add over 600 more slots for the state's 18 charter schools. Unfortunately, there are over 5,000 kids on waiting list. Hmm. Why so stingy with increasing enrollment numbers? AP/Globe story >

Despite enrollment growth at charter schools, state still far behind
4/6
Jun 2, 5:02 AM:

State Ed Board approves expansion of charter enrollment numbers, but they're still well below national average. Ed leaders say numbers limited because of limited resources. Nothing here on why state support so low and >

Conn. group fights to end seniority-based layoffs for teachers
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May 26, 10:15 AM:

Groups calls for CT to end "last-in, first-out" plays. Union's claim that many districts already include performance in determining layoffs needs a factcheck. Why not adopt statewide standards? Still a sizable chunk of >

Teaching Beyond the Test, to Make Room Again for Current Events
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May 23, 3:29 PM:

New York Times focus on Hartford history teacher incorporating current events into AP history lessons. Other schools could learn from his teaching methods, eg veterans' visits to bring lessons to life. Weaves this in >

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