Education

News and information about public and private elementary, secondary and post-secondary schools and education.

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Teachers wouldn’t be evaluated based on their students’ standardized test scores any longer under a measure approved by the New York State Assembly. 

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Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie says the Assembly will take up a bill Wednesday to decouple the results of standardized test scores from teacher evaluations. There’s been growing support in the state legislature to reverse the controversial policy that would eventually have led to the test results being used to measure teacher performance.

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A new poll shows that two-thirds of Connecticut residents support the idea of charter schools. That’s one of the findings of the poll from the Public Policy Institute at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn., about the current state of public education. 

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Connecticut cities and towns are cutting their education budgets in response to cuts in state education aid. In November, the State reduced education aid by $58 million.

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Connecticut Dreamers have finally gotten what they’ve long lobbied state lawmakers for…the passage of a bill that allows undocumented students to qualify for the state’s system of financial aid at public colleges and universities.

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