August 28, 2015
by Christine Stuart | August 28, 2015 12:00pm
The statewide test scores for the new Smarter Balanced Consortium Assessment exam show that 55.4 percent of Connecticut’s students are meeting or exceeding the “achievement level” in English, and 39.1 percent are meeting or exceeding the achievement level in math.
August 25, 2015
by Barth Keck | August 25, 2015 5:30am
August 21, 2015
by Joseph Ricciotti | August 21, 2015 3:40pm
There is a test and punish fixation in public education today that is an outgrowth of the education policies of the present U.S. Education Secretary, Arne Duncan.
August 20, 2015
by Christine Stuart | August 20, 2015 3:14pm
The University of Connecticut confirmed Thursday that it started sending layoff notices last month to its employees in Storrs, its regional campuses, and its health center.
by Christine Stuart | August 20, 2015 5:30am
Early Wednesday morning, Department of Education Deputy Commissioner Ellen Cohen sent an email to every school superintendent in the state to let them know not to share the results of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium exam with anyone.
August 14, 2015
by Christine Stuart | August 14, 2015 7:44pm
The second president of the Board of Regents system, which includes the four state universities, 12 community colleges, and one online college, announced his resignation Friday evening.
August 12, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | August 12, 2015 1:25pm
Calls for reform of the Connecticut’s juvenile prison system are growing louder now that a coalition of juvenile justice advocates is demanding the closure of the Department of Children and Families’ two locked facilities for youth.
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by Madeline Stocker | August 12, 2015 5:30am
When most people think about the reasons behind high school suspensions, they recall a variety of circumstances — a fight broke out in the hallway, a school prankster got caught in the act, someone vandalized the school cafeteria.
August 11, 2015
by Cara Rosner | August 11, 2015 11:15am
August 7, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | August 7, 2015 11:00am
As the state continues to divert money from a tobacco abuse prevention fund to the general budget, advocates working to curb cancer deaths blame lawmakers for failing to support efforts to quit the habit and for opening the door to a new generation of smokers.