Three Connecticut metropolitan areas are among the top 30 “most educated cities in America,” according to a new analysis. The Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk area ranked #12 in the nation, narrowly missing the top 10. Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford placed 22nd, and New Haven-Milford ranked 29th in the ranking developed by the financial website WalletHub.
The Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk region ranked […]
In the aftermath of Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin’s State of the City address and a comprehensive three-part investigative series published by the Hartford Courant examining the city’s decades-long response to the Sheff decision on integration and quality education, Achieve Hartford! is preparing for its second annual fundraising event and intensifying efforts to encourage sustainable education […]
“The State of Black Hartford,” published more than two decades after a landmark sociological text originally published in 1994, squarely focuses on education as the overriding issue on which Hartford’s future, and Connecticut’s, will be determined, flatly stating that “the future of Hartford rests with how we educate our children so they can contribute to the […]
The website of the Connecticut Commission for Educational Technology explains that “as require by law, the Commission “reports annually; on its activities and progress made in the attainment of the state-wide technology goals, and provides recommendations” to the state legislature. At the next Commission meeting, scheduled for next week, the Commission is expected to “take a look […]
According to data collected by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), 80 percent of PK-12 teachers nationwide are white, middle-class women, and more than 40 percent of public schools have no teachers of color. Studies by the National Center for Education Statistics report that 2 percent of public school teachers are black […]
Where have all the smart kids gone? Apparently, north.
A state-by-state comparison map compiled by the website FindTheBest shows that when it comes to American students’ standardized test scores, the North is dominating the South. And Connecticut is a top ten state, ranking at number 4.
The students with the best scores were […]
If you’re looking to pursue teaching in Connecticut schools, the State Department of Education (SDE) provides a road map of where the demand is likely to be greatest. SDE has announced the Certification Shortage Areas for 2014-15 for Connecticut schools, and virtually all reflect continued areas of shortage – with only one new […]
Echoing concerns that “a house divided against itself cannot stand,” a new study is raising alarm about the dramatically increasing percentage of low income students in American public schools – and the implications for the education of a generation of school children.
A new study from the Southern Education Foundation […]
Turns out, there is a free lunch. In fact, Connecticut’s summer meal program for children 18 and under is providing hundreds of lunches – and breakfasts. As Governor Malloy points out in a radio commercial now being broadcast around the state, 3 in 4 Connecticut children who could receive free meals aren’t doing […]
With veterans returning from active duty in increasing numbers and seeking to pursue higher education or achieve a place in the workforce, efforts are underway in Connecticut to respond.
The Veterans Vocational Training Program (VVTP), is a new initiative of Hartford-based Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN). The program offers veterans,free […]
The lengthy corridor between the State Capitol building and the Legislative Office Building routinely hosts informational poster displays on its walls, in two-week cycles, from a broad range of agencies, organizations and associations, highlighting their work and the impact it has on the state. Reservations for the space are routinely made weeks in advance.
A full page advertisement in The Hartford Courant recently sought individuals interested in “parking idle funds for education.” The open request, designed to attract funds that would enable the organization to create a free early childhood music program in Hartford, came from the POTE Foundation, Inc., a Connecticut based organization committed to providing […]