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...

Youths Must Be Trained For High-Tech Jobs

The Hartford Courant – Bruce Dixon “The Obama administration has emphasized the critical need to prepare American students for future job opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math — or STEM. The president is right to make STEM a national...

Connecticut’s Brain Drain: Are some students being left behind?

Minuteman News Center – State Sen. Toni Boucher “…I believe that the time has come to balance the scales and urgently provide services to another vulnerable student group, our academically and intellectually advanced children. The fact that their...

Two Years Later, Still Learning From Sandy Hook

NPR – Jeff Cohen “It’s been two years since a gunman killed his mother at home and then opened fire at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, killing 20 first-graders, six educators and himself. People in Connecticut are still hashing out just how parents...