Superintendents Doubt State On Achievement Gap

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A new survey of Connecticut school superintendents shows many are dubious about whether state officials are doing enough to help them close the achievement gap between rich and poor students.

Connecticut Department of Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor says the survey, which he disclosed at a recent conference, shows his agency has a lot of work ahead.

Four of every 10 superintendents said they doubted the system will change despite Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s promises of education reform.

Two-thirds think Connecticut’s funding formula for local schools is unfair, and more than half said future educators aren’t getting adequate training in teacher preparation programs.

Those are among several topics expected to be examined closely during the next General Assembly session, which Malloy says will focus heavily on education reform proposals.

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