Education

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Results from Connecticut's first statewide SAT exam appear similar to last year's results from a different standardized test.

The Department of Education announced Wednesday that 65 percent of 11th graders who took the SAT met or exceeded the achievement standard for language arts, while 39.3 percent met or exceeded the standard for mathematics.

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Yale University says it might revisit its decision to keep the name of a residential college named for 19th century alumnus John C. Calhoun, who was an ardent supporter of slavery.

Yale President Peter Salovey announced in April that the Ivy League university was preserving the name of Calhoun College, defying protesters who railed against it.

But Salovey announced to the campus community on Monday that he appointed a new committee to develop guidelines for proposals to remove historical names from university buildings or spaces.

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There are 17 charter schools – schools that are publicly funded but independently run - in the state of Connecticut. State lawmakers are considering a controversial bill that would put a moratorium on any new ones.

On Wednesday, supporters of charter schools spoke against the bill at a rally at a New Haven charter school. Speaker Desire Gonzales said she thinks charter schools have higher standards. Her son is in public school, and her daughter is in a charter school.

'Ghetto Parties' Common On College Campuses

Mar 1, 2016
Natasha Krzyzewski

Backlash to a so-called “ghetto party” at Fairfield University in February has received national attention, drawing coverage from the Huffington Post, Teen Vogue and the New York Times.  “Ghetto parties” — theme parties where students often dress in costumes and act out stereotypes of urban Black youth — have a history in predominantly-white universities.

Connecticut education officials are curbing the amount of time students in grades three through eight spend on standardized tests.

Governor Dannel Malloy announced Thursday that state education officials are eliminating one of two components of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) exam.  Malloy said they are getting rid of a Math and English assessment test that duplicates another test.  

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