Policy Papers: Education

Education, Legislation

Higher Education Funding in Connecticut: What Policymakers Should Know and Do

  • Dec 05, 2015
  • Dennis Zeveloff
Higher Education Funding in Connecticut: What Policymakers Should Know and Do

Even as costs at Connecticut's public colleges rise, graduation rates lag. The state's higher education funding system may be part of the problem. This paper proposes reforming the way the state funds its public colleges and universities.

Education, Legislation

Improving the Equity and Efficiency of Connecticut's K-12 Education Funding

  • Apr 12, 2015
  • Ben Zimmer and Sam Hodgson
Improving the Equity and Efficiency of Connecticut's K-12 Education Funding

Connecticut has one of the country’s highest educational achievement gaps between high and low poverty students. This paper analyzes Connecticut’s current K-12 school funding system, explains why it's ineffective, and proposes a student-based funding formula.

Taxes & Government Spending, Education

CPI School Funding Presentation, 5-22-14

  • May 28, 2014
  • Ben Zimmer
CPI School Funding Presentation, 5-22-14

CPI presentation on public school funding in Connecticut, from Educational Empowerment Summit in Bridgeport on May 22, 2014.

Education

Interactive Tool -- Teacher Absence Rates by School & District

  • Apr 21, 2014
  • Nipun Kant
Interactive Tool -- Teacher Absence Rates by School & District

Interactive tool depicting rates of teacher absences in Connecticut public and charter schools between the 2001-02 and 2009-10 school years, with accompanying analysis.

Education

Closing Connecticut’s Achievement Gap Through Public School Choice

  • Sep 18, 2013
  • Daniella Rohr
Closing Connecticut’s Achievement Gap Through Public School Choice

This paper recommends ways Connecticut state and local governments can close the state’s achievement gap through greater and more effective use of public school choice. The recommendations address how public schools are funded, what types of choices are available to students and their parents, and how families access information to make informed choices.