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Conn. To Begin Rolling Out New Education Law

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Governor Dannel Malloy signs an education bill surrounded by school children. Education Committee Co-chair Andrew Fleischmann is behind the governor. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Governor Dannel Malloy signs an education bill surrounded by school children. Education Committee Co-chair Andrew Fleischmann is behind the governor. Photo by WTIC’s Matt Dwyer.

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SUSAN HAIGH
Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s education commissioner says work will begin immediately on some of the key provisions of a new, wide-ranging education overhaul bill.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy officially signed the legislation into law on Tuesday during a packed ceremony at the state Capitol.

Commissioner Stefan Pryor said the state plans to begin introducing the first of 1,000 early childhood slots in low-income communities over the next year. He said a “small number” of 25 struggling schools that will receive supports and interventions under the new Commissioner’s Network, will also be chosen.

Also, he said the state will begin working with low-performing districts on plans for turning around their schools and how they’ll spend additional state funding. Additionally, the state plans to roll out a pilot evaluation program in eight to 10 schools.

 

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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