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Students from Brass City Charter School shadows health care professionals at St. Mary’s
Jul 27, 8:07 AM:

A group of students are seeing the operations at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury.

The students were shadowing all kinds of health care workers and are seeing demonstrations first-hand.

Carson v. Makin Puts Religion and Charter Schools on the Table in Connecticut
Jun 27, 8:27 AM: A recent  U.S. Supreme Court decision requiring states to extend funding for private school vouchers to include religious schools will not immediately affect Connecticut, but has the potential to reshape the state’s >
Opinion: It’s time for student-centered education funding. Pass HB5283
Mar 4, 7:03 AM: For decades, where a student lives and where they go to school have determined the education funding they receive, and limited the opportunities they have for success in and out of the classroom.
As masks become optional, some parents want remote learning options
Mar 4, 6:57 AM: State education officials released remote learning standards last month that would make it possible for high school students to opt in for online school starting this summer, but parents of younger kids like Ava say they >
Report: Enrollment plunged in Connecticut schools last year
Mar 3, 6:23 AM: Student enrollment plummeted last school year by 3 percent, a decline usually seen over several years and officials said has yet to bounce back.
CT nears finalizing permanent remote learning options
Feb 15, 9:28 AM: The state is on the cusp of authorizing districts to offer remote classes in its high schools. Following feedback from a state task force last month, the education department shared remote learning standards on Monday to >
On the legislative agenda for educators: Remote learning and mental health
Feb 10, 10:15 AM: During the upcoming 2022 legislative session, Connecticut lawmakers intend to tackle two of the biggest pandemic-related issues impacting schools and children: a mental health crisis and remote learning standards. >
Opinion: Ending the dual process for charter school approval
Jan 21, 7:16 AM: Connecticut has slipped from 20 out of 40 in 2010 to 31 out of 43 in 2021 in the quality of charter school laws. The state must reverse this trend and immediately overhaul the charter school laws in order to foster an >
Parents pressure Danbury schools to invest in academics, social emotional support in 2022-23 budget
Jan 20, 9:44 AM: As students continue to face academic and social gaps due to the coronavirus pandemic, Danbury school leaders and parents aim to invest in these and other areas.
New operator named for Danbury charter school: ‘I’m a huge advocate for parent choice’
Jan 11, 7:22 AM:

The head of a New Haven charter school has been selected as the new operator of the proposed Danbury charter school. Subject to state approval, John Taylor and his charter management organization would run the Danbury >

Challengers Sweep Teacher Union Election
Dec 9, 6:36 AM: A 31-member slate of challengers promising a new day for educators toppled the teachers union’s 15-year incumbent president along with the rest of his team.
Did the charter school decide Danbury's election? Or is there no 'outcry' for it?
Nov 15, 7:29 AM: Michelle Coelho knows Danbury High School isn’t a good fit for her middle child, even if her oldest son graduated from there.
CT legislators consider permanent virtual school as interest grows
Nov 10, 9:41 AM: Connecticut legislators recently went on a field trip to a Massachusetts classroom that had no students. They walked into a physical school building, up a set of stairs and into an open space filled with cubicles. In those >
New teachers are leaving Hartford schools at an alarming pace, with one out of every four new teachers moving on
Nov 1, 8:58 AM: The problem of teacher turnover has been felt the most acutely in some of the city’s lowest-performing schools. The loss of more than 20 percent of their teaching staff has created a “perpetual churn” that hurts the >
Opinion: The truth about charter schools in CT
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
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
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
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
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
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.



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