Helping Children Cope With Crisis

The Huffington Post – Marian Wright Edelman “Executive Director of the Connecticut Commission on Children Elaine Zimmerman helps meet many child needs in her state including sharing advice to help children cope with terrible events. Some of our nation’s...

Initial Common Core goals unfulfilled as state results trickle in

The San Jose Mercury News – CHRISTINE ARMARIO “Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected, though still below what many parents may be...

Early childhood health targeted as path to better education

The New Haven Register – Jodie Mozdzer Gil “Experts are focusing more money and attention on the health of young children in Connecticut in an effort to prepare them to be successful in school later on. The efforts include developmental screenings at...

State Ditches Common Core Tests for SAT

Education World – Nicole Gorman “In a move that might inspire other states to follow suit, Connecticut’s governor Dannel Malloy has opted to have the state’s juniors to take the SAT instead of a Common Core-aligned test—the Smarter Balanced...

World of Opportunity

Connecticut College – Amy Martin “As a high school student weighing his college options, Christopher Bothur ’07 was sure of one thing. “I grew up in Connecticut, I went to school in Connecticut, and I wanted to get as far away from Connecticut as...