Students

General Assembly Prioritizes Politics Over Student Stability

Shouldn’t decisions on school openings and expansion be decided by the education professionals at the State Board of Education and the State Department of Education? The answer appears to be no, according to those praising the new charter school bill passed by the state assembly last week. On the surface, Senate Bill 1096 updates transparency… Continue reading General Assembly Prioritizes Politics Over Student Stability

Bridgeport · Students

Bridgeport Schools to Receive Additional State Turnaround Grants

Good news! It looks like Bridgeport Public Schools will be receiving additional grant money. The state Department of Education announced today that they will be awarding 28 of the lowest-performing schools with a total of $6.6 million in federal and state aid through three separate competitive grants. Among those 28 schools were four in Bridgeport,… Continue reading Bridgeport Schools to Receive Additional State Turnaround Grants

Reform · Standards

“Education Blogger” Jon Pelto Thinks Only Teachers Should Run Education-related Government Programs

One of “Education Blogger” Jon Pelto’s recent posts defies logic entirely by insisting that only teachers should run education-related government programs. His chief complaint with Governor Malloy and Commissioner of Education Stefan Pryor’s chosen candidate for the position of Director for Educator Effectiveness and Professional Learning for the State Department of Education is that she… Continue reading “Education Blogger” Jon Pelto Thinks Only Teachers Should Run Education-related Government Programs