Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he will push lawmakers to allow more state intervention in troubled school districts, more autonomy for high-achieving schools, teacher evaluations that emphasize skill over seniority and other changes.
The U.S. Department of Education has denied Connecticut’s application for up to $50 million in grants to boost its early childhood education programs.
Connecticut’s state Board of Education is praising a slate of reform proposals from a superintendents’ group, which calls for a range of ideas that include eliminating age-based grade levels and promoting students based on their skills.
Connecticut’s top education administrator says the state might seek a waiver in early 2012 to some parts of the No Child Left Behind law.
The president of the University of Connecticut says students’ concerns about not getting into necessary classes are reaching a crescendo in their emails, telephone calls and visits to her office.
A new tally of students in Connecticut colleges and universities shows enrollments have reached a record high for the 10th consecutive year, driven partly by noteworthy growth at small independent schools.
Officials in the handful of Connecticut schools still closed after last month’s snowstorm are hoping power is restored quickly enough to resume classes Wednesday.
A high-ranking official says Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration is no longer interested in turning over Connecticut’s 16 state-run technical high schools to local school districts.
A new report raises concerns about one Connecticut college’s finances, but another that was on last year’s watch list has been removed.
Connecticut’s new education commissioner expects that addressing the achievement gap between wealthy and poor students will be among his biggest challenges.