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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 >
Opinion: An opportunity for equitable education funding for all
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Mar 31, 7:20 AM: Passed out of the Education Committee by a wide bipartisan margin and now currently before the General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee, S.B. 948 is a straightforward yet comprehensive approach to education funding that >
Without Delegation Support, Danbury’s $25 Million and Charter Schools in Doubt
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Mar 26, 7:44 AM: A $25 million donation hangs in the balance if Danbury Prospect Charter School remains unfunded by state legislators for a third consecutive year.
In Remote School, F Students Quadrupled
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Mar 19, 6:54 AM: The Covid-19 pandemic has produced a new batch of sobering data: The number of New Haven high schoolers who failed five or more classes this winter was four times higher than it was the previous year as learning went >
A Debate Over Charter Schools that Complicates Partisan Lines
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Mar 18, 6:22 AM: If Senate Bill 949 passes, all taxpayer funded schools – public, charter, vocational and magnet – will receive no less than $11,525 in funding through a combination of state and local monies.  In other words, all >
Opinion: Danbury leaders do not want a charter school
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Mar 17, 8:36 AM: Other state leaders have spoken about bringing a charter school to Danbury. To them, we ask that you please understand here in our community, we do not want this. Our leaders know this, and they represent our voices to >
Thousands of students didn’t show up for school this year. Where are the children?
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Mar 15, 6:59 AM: Connecticut saw a record 3.1% drop in enrollment — that’s 17,844 fewer students — in public or private schools this school year at the same time 95% of enrolled students didn’t attend full-time in-person classes through >

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