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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.

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Building CT's Workforce: Integrating Career Education with Employer Needs

  • Jan 09, 2013
  • John C. Calhoun and Herbert S. Winokur, Jr. ("Pug")
Building CT's Workforce: Integrating Career Education with Employer Needs

This paper recommends a number of ways to strengthen linkages among Connecticut’s public education administration, technical high schools, community colleges, and employers.

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Reforming Connecticut's Schools: "The Four Big Things"

  • Mar 04, 2012
  • Connecticut Policy Institute
Reforming Connecticut's Schools:

This paper focuses on "The Four Big Things" Connecticut must do to improve its underperforming schools. "The Four Big Things" are based on reforms in other states that have proven to have the most significant positive impact on student outcomes.

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Analyzing New Education Performance Index Results

  • Jan 07, 2014
Analyzing New Education Performance Index Results

Scores on New Education Performance Index Show Minimal Improvement, Little Correlation to District Spending

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2013 NAEP Scores Show Need for More Systemic Education Reform

  • Nov 12, 2013
  • Ben Zimmer
2013 NAEP Scores Show Need for More Systemic Education Reform

The 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results released last week show little progress in educational achievement for Connecticut low-income and minority students, in spite of the state’s much-touted education reforms.

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Jeb Bush Addresses CT Education Reform at CPI Forum

  • Sep 20, 2012
  • CT Policy Institute
Jeb Bush Addresses CT Education Reform at CPI Forum

Governor discusses lessons from other states. Stresses that education reform is a "process" not a "checklist" and that CT still has a ways to go.

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Connecticut's Economic Scorecard

  • Jul 24, 2013
Connecticut's Economic Scorecard

This scorecard presents both lagging and leading indicators of Connecticut’s economic wellbeing across five dimension: economic performance, health outcomes, fiscal policy, workforce quality, and regulatory climate. The scorecard compares Connecticut to the country as a whole and to other culturally similar states in the northeast.

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Charter School Group Gears Up To Lower Suspension Rate

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College System Adopts $1.1 Billion Budget

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CT Government Weekly Rundown - August 18

  • Aug 18, 2013
  • Alexandra Forrester
CT Government Weekly Rundown - August 18

Obamacare heads to the beach. Plus updates on bonds, jobs, and education scores.

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CT Government Weekly Rundown—September 16

  • Sep 16, 2013
  • Alexandra Forrester
CT Government Weekly Rundown—September 16

House Speaker To Revive Debate on Car Tax, Municipal Tax Reform • Audit of Connecticut's Community Colleges Finds Deficiencies

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CT State Testing Achievement Down in Every Subject, Grades 3-8

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Education Advocates Relieved by Budget

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More Cuts for Connecticut’s Community Colleges

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New Britain Schools Face Textbook Decision

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No Local Charter School for Bridgeport

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No-layoff Agreement Shrinks Savings Opportunities for UConn

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State moves to dismiss long-standing challenge to education funding

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The Final Education Bill - What Does it Actually Do?

  • May 10, 2012
  • CT Policy Institute
The Final Education Bill - What Does it Actually Do?

All parties declare victory. But the bill seems more of a compromise among political constituencies than a truly bold plan to reform Connecticut's schools.

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Education Reform Debate Rages On

  • May 01, 2012
Education Reform Debate Rages On

Under pressure from teachers' unions, General Assembly guts reform proposals. Gov. Malloy backs off tenure reform for now.

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Students At Central Protest Tuition Increase

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Budget Cuts Forcing Charter Schools To Take Hard Look At Their Future

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High School Graduation Rates – It Could Take A Ph.D. To Figure It Out

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Malloy promises inquiry into higher education raises

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Raise Scandal Pulls in Malloy

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SAT Scores Slipping

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School Cafeterias: More Fruit, Less Mystery Meat

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Second community college president: ‘We’re on the chopping block’

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Some Connecticut Schools to Increase Class Time

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State vo-tech schools gearing up their manufacturing program

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Students First On CT Education Policy: D+

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Tumultuous week ends with top officials resigning Board of Regents

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An Act Concerning Education Reform

  • May 10, 2012
  • Signed Into Law
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New teacher evaluations linked to student outcomes approved

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State board votes to intervene in 3rd school district in a year

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Third Grade Reading Retention and Intervention Proposal

  • Feb 20, 2012
  • Raised; Never Passed
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U.S. Education Secretary Grants Connecticut’s ‘No Child’ Waiver Request

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CPI Holds Forum on Public School Choice

  • Jan 26, 2012
  • CT Policy Institute

The Connecticut Policy Institute last week hosted a forum entitled, "Connecticut Education Reform: The Pros and Cons of Public School Choice."

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Teacher job losses decline even though federal money dries up

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CT Government Weekly Rundown -- September 23

  • Sep 23, 2013
  • Alexandra Forrester
CT Government Weekly Rundown -- September 23

August 2013 Jobs Data Shows CT Continuing to Lag USA in Job Growth • State Sued for Allegedly Skimping on Education Funding • And More...

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Enrollment Declines Again at CT State Universities and Colleges

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Malloy Helps Veterans Earn College Credit