In the State

While All Eyes Are On The Budget Debate, PEAC Quietly Votes To Chip Away At Accountability

Ah, the Land of Steady Habits has done it again! The state’s Performance Evaluation Advisory Committee (PEAC),  tasked with advising the state on annual testing policy, once again, ignored Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawsher’s ruling in CCJEF v. Rell,  in favor of shielding adults from consequences. On Wednesday morning, the committee, made up almost entirely… Continue reading While All Eyes Are On The Budget Debate, PEAC Quietly Votes To Chip Away At Accountability

Budgets · In the State

Gearing Up For Important School Funding Battle; Education Groups Weigh in On School Formula

Should education funding be based on location? In Connecticut, it largely is. Right now, there’s eleven different school funding formulas — including ECS which the state effectively stopped using in 2013 — all largely based, not on student need, but on zip code and school type. With the state gearing up for what seems like… Continue reading Gearing Up For Important School Funding Battle; Education Groups Weigh in On School Formula

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CAPSS Suddenly Decides They Are Against Accountability

It looks like Connecticut Education Association (CEA) isn’t the only one making an about-face on accountability. A few days ago, the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS) announced in a Connecticut Viewpoints op-ed that they want to “radically overhaul” the state’s testing system – a system CAPSS was directly involved in developing. CAPSS Executive… Continue reading CAPSS Suddenly Decides They Are Against Accountability

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The Pride of Pelto: The Blogger’s Hubris is Just Plain Sad

Jon Pelto knows better than you. He must — after all, he seems to know better than just about everybody. Pelto, in his latest blind, flailing, ego-driven attack, takes aim at the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS) along with some other organizations. He lists them: The Connecticut Council on Education Reform, the Connecticut… Continue reading The Pride of Pelto: The Blogger’s Hubris is Just Plain Sad