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School Oversight To End In New London

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) – The state Board of Education plans to end its oversight of New London schools next year. The Day of New London reports Special Master Steven Adamowski presented a report to […]

07/10/2014

John McKinney (Courtesy State Senate Republicans)

McKinney: Pryor Must Go

Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, a Republican candidate for governor, is calling on Connecticut’s education commissioner to resign, saying he has failed to implement Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s key education reform initiatives.

02/04/2014

File photo of a classroom. (credit: KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

State Investigation Of Winchester School Funding Possible

WINCHESTER, Conn. (AP) – State Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor’s office is calling for an investigation into whether the town of Winchester is underfunding its schools. The state Board of Education is scheduled to discuss the […]

01/07/2014

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State High School Graduation Rate Climbs

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ High school graduation rates in Connecticut are continuing to climb for the third year in a row. Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor said Wednesday the graduation rate for the 2011-12 school year […]

08/14/2013

File photo of some of the damage left in the Northeast by Superstorm Sandy. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Federal Aid Awarded to Schools Affected by Superstorm Sandy

HARTFORD, Conn. — The State Department of Education today announced grants totaling $250,000 will be distributed to seven local school districts to help offset expenses incurred as a result of Hurricane Sandy. The Bridgeport, Guilford, […]

06/07/2013

Students at the Connecticut school where 20 first-graders and six educators were killed in December are returning to classes in a neighboring town. (DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Exemption Granted For Shorter Sandy Hook School Year

The state Board of education voted to allow Sandy Hook Elementary School students to have a shorter school year.

01/23/2013

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.

Conn. To Begin Rolling Out New Education Law

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

05/15/2012

Elementary school students' artwork on display at Middletown Board of Education offices.  File photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

State To Seek No Child Waiver

Connecticut has decided to seek a waiver from parts of the federal No Child Left Behind law and is asking school districts, education activists, parents and others for their input.

01/17/2012

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Superintendents Doubt State On Achievement Gap

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.

01/12/2012

Stefan Pryor. Image from the city of Newark, New Jersey web site.

Achievement Gap Task Force Hosts Pryor

A Connecticut task force assigned to study ways to close the achievement gap between wealthy and poor students is scheduled to hear from the state’s new education commissioner.

12/12/2011

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