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Opinion: The truth about charter schools in CT
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Oct 20, 8:17 AM: Earlier this month, an opinion piece ran from the National Education Policy Center in Colorado that sought to cast doubt on the public nature of charter schools. But it seems that the author is not very familiar with >
Opinion: A modest education reform that could save state taxpayers billions
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Oct 18, 5:33 AM: Improving education in Connecticut will always a contentious subject, but at least we can dispense with the old myth that school choice is an added cost to taxpayers and local districts. Giving families more education >
Norwich Free Academy Launches ‘Learning Labs' to Address Pandemic Learning Impact
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Sep 23, 8:39 AM: With that goal of learning acceleration, NFA launched learning labs. The labs focus on math and English and are designed to help students who were doing well before the pandemic, but then began to struggle. >
Fairfield Long-Term Remote Learning Not Enough, Some Parents Say
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Sep 21, 8:45 AM: Fairfield schools have introduced a remote learning option for students with immunocompromised family members, but some say it's not enough.
As school year begins, some immunocompromised families feel left behind
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Sep 1, 12:31 PM: As the new school year begins and students head back to the classroom, some immunocompromised families feel left behind. That’s because many districts across Connecticut aren’t offering a remote learning option, and for >
‘A lot of creative solutions’: Learning options for quarantined students vary widely across CT
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Aug 30, 11:35 AM: The end of remote learning in Connecticut could lead to significant variation across the state in how quarantined students learn from home.
Some schools need better air control systems. But who will pay?
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Aug 27, 5:54 AM: Even though the town is receiving federal money to assist with pandemic relief, it’s not enough to cover the costs of the ventilation system upgrade in the schools. And officials say Coventry isn’t the only town in this >
Students with at-risk families fight to get remote options for COVID
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Aug 20, 3:44 PM: While the family is hoping for a medical exemption, the school system has denied the request for a continuation of remote learning. It comes as educators, politicians and parents are eager to get as many students as >
Booker T. Academy Leader Calls On Governor To Mandate Teacher Vaccinations
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Aug 19, 4:17 PM: Taylor is the executive director of Booker T. Washington Academy, a K-8 charter school based on New Haven’s State Street and Hamden’s Circular Drive. He’s knee deep in preparations for the first day of the new school year >
For high-risk Fairfield families, remote learning is about ‘staying alive’
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Aug 16, 3:54 PM: With the first day of school on the horizon, Mason Yeoh, 16, is fighting to learn from home. His brother, 26-year-old Mitchell Yeoh, is immunocompromised.
Norwalk parents call for remote learning options this fall
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Aug 12, 11:07 AM: With children under 12 still not eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, some local parents want the option of remote learning to continue this school year.
Relationships between educators and families strengthened during COVID-19 should continue
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Jul 28, 2:43 PM: As many school districts prepare to reopen fully in-person this fall, a study by the Center for Public Research and Leadership at Columbia University found that students facing opportunity gaps benefited from increased >
Hundreds of teachers and union workers march around the capital pushing for education recovery
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May 18, 7:24 AM: As the federal government gets ready to write the first pandemic relief check to Connecticut, hundreds of teachers and union workers are marching around the capital. They want to make sure that money makes it into the >
Opinion: Charter schools need the same funding as other public schools
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May 18, 6:16 AM: My sons attend Achievement First Bridgeport Academy, a public charter school. For years, I’ve been fighting against the unacceptable truth: that funding public charter school children — overwhelmingly children of color– is >
Will remote learning in Connecticut become the wave of the future, or a relic of the coronavirus pandemic past?
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May 18, 5:45 AM: After Connecticut schools spent more than a year constructing remote learning programs nearly out of thin air to navigate the coronavirus pandemic, they’ll soon find themselves thrown back into an in-person world. >
Will remote learning in Connecticut become the wave of the future, or a relic of the coronavirus pandemic past?
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May 17, 6:26 AM: And while educators are celebrating the widespread return to the classroom planned for this fall, some are also asking: Are there pieces of virtual learning that could or should remain, even after COVID-19 ceases to be a >
Top educators, leaders say getting students back on track after year of remote learning needs to be on individual basis
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May 12, 7:08 AM:

As we assess the effects of the pandemic, Rabinowitz says we need to handle every district and every child individually.

45% of Connecticut students were not reading at grade level before COVID-19.
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Apr 26, 8:00 AM: Before COVID-19, about 55% of Connecticut students in grades 3-8 were meeting grade-level literacy benchmarks on state assessments — a rate elementary school teachers and education experts worry is dropping due to less >
Opinion: Unite for a better education for all kids
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Apr 6, 6:26 AM: The charter school in Norwich has already answered this call by the quality of education that it offers to the community. We are the first beneficiaries of it. Our son’s education requires special attention. With the >
Opinion: Closing inner-city Catholic schools a civil rights issue
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Apr 6, 6:03 AM: I recently filed four civil rights complaints (federal and state) against the Archdiocese of Hartford. It is clear to me that they have closed or seek to close all inner-city high schools in the Archdiocese of Hartford and >

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