In the State

Gov. Malloy Releases Details Of New Education Funding Formula Proposal

Last month, during his state of the state address, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced that he planned to propose a new school funding formula to replace the Education Cost Sharing grant (ECS) — today, the governor’s office released details of his proposal. While visiting New Britain’s Smalley Academy,  citing the groundbreaking CCJEF v. Rell decision,… Continue reading Gov. Malloy Releases Details Of New Education Funding Formula Proposal

Hartford

State Announces Hartford Desegregation Victory, But Is it Really A Victory?

Last week, the state Department of Education announced that more Hartford Public School students attend racially diverse schools than ever before. More than twenty years after the landmark Sheff v. O’Neill case, the city is finally making headway toward its goal of desegregating capital city schools — but there is more to the story. As… Continue reading State Announces Hartford Desegregation Victory, But Is it Really A Victory?

Bridgeport · Hartford · Students

Will the Bridgeport BOE Vote on Legal Action Against State Board?

It appears my suspicions might be right! The Bridgeport Board of Education cancelled Monday evening’s Facilities Committee Meeting, and replaced it with a Special Board meeting to discuss “possible action” on the state Board of Education’s approval of two new charter schools in Bridgeport. The “possible action” referred to on the agenda remains unknown, but… Continue reading Will the Bridgeport BOE Vote on Legal Action Against State Board?

Hartford · Students

A Plea for Colin McEnroe to Really Examine Education in Connecticut

On WNPR this morning, radio talk show host Colin McEnroe took issue with the way some individuals in Connecticut were expressing their distaste for a certain new law. The controversy on which he was commenting doesn’t matter — what does matter is that McEnroe took issue with the manner of the protest. He invalidated the… Continue reading A Plea for Colin McEnroe to Really Examine Education in Connecticut