Reform · Students

Yet Again, Pelto Wrongfully Accuses Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor of Lying

Unless stating a fact is somehow a new form of “bullying,” Stefan Pryor has done nothing wrong. In his latest in a series of rambling diatribes, Jon Pelto bashes Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor for “lying” to parents about the legality of opting their children out of the new Smart-Balanced Assessment. He points to two memos… Continue reading Yet Again, Pelto Wrongfully Accuses Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor of Lying

Reform · Standards

State Scorecard Reveals Disparities Among Bridgeport Schools

More than half of Connecticut’s public schools achieved or surpassed the state’s target SPI, according to data released Thursday. Most Bridgeport schools didn’t fair quiet as well—in fact, Bridgeport was among the bottom three districts. The Student Performance Index, or SPI, is a new accountability system which debuted last year. The state uses SPI to… Continue reading State Scorecard Reveals Disparities Among Bridgeport Schools