March 7, 2014
by Sarah Darer Littman | March 7, 2014 12:07am
One of the oft-stated goals of education reform is to ensure that students are “college and career ready.” Like “excellence,” it’s probably one of the most over-used phrases in the education reform movement.
But as I’ve asked before, what does this phrase really mean? Do our policy makers even know? Judging by their actions of late, I’m starting to think they don’t.
On March 18, the window opens for field tests of the new Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, the computer-based adaptive test that will go live next year to replace the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) and Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT).
Tags: SBAC testing, CCSS, Common Core, dh
July 2, 2013
by Marcia Chambers | July 2, 2013 12:29pm
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ceremonially tossed the first gallon of unused paint into a bin at Sherwin-Williams in Branford on Monday, officially launching a new recycling program that gives consumers a place to return leftover paint cans.
February 27, 2013
by Hugh McQuaid | February 27, 2013 3:40pm
The parents of a Branford man suffering from a debilitating disease asked lawmakers Wednesday to require screening of the illness in newborns in hopes of preventing others from experiencing the challenges their son has faced.
January 25, 2013
by Hugh McQuaid | January 25, 2013 6:30am
Former Sen. Ernie Newton’s most recent arrest has motivated Sen. Ed Meyer, D-Guilford, to propose legislation prohibiting public officials convicted of corruption from using public campaign funds
December 31, 2012
by Christine Stuart | December 31, 2012 6:30am
They were a team for four years, but House Majority Leader Brendan Sharkey, who will take over as House Speaker on Jan. 9, has a slightly different view of his caucus than outgoing Speaker Chris Donovan.
October 29, 2012
by Christine Stuart | October 29, 2012 9:49pm
Thousands of people may people may be trapped in their homes because they didn’t heed the state’s evacuation warnings before Monday’s storm surge hit “and our worst fears were being reached,“ Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said in a hastily called press conference Monday night around 9:15.
June 5, 2012
by Marcia Chambers | June 5, 2012 9:57am
by Natalie Missakian | June 5, 2012 5:30am
Calling it another step to “fix what’s broken in our public schools,” Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Monday announced which school districts will test a much-debated plan to grade teacher performance that will soon be mandatory for every teacher in the state.
May 11, 2012
by Diana Stricker | May 11, 2012 11:57am
Only minutes before the midnight deadline for the legislative year came to a close Wednesday, state Rep. Lonnie Reed’s cell tower bill was unanimously approved by the state Senate.