Connecticut schools aren’t making use of state mental health programs for children. That’s according to report released Monday by the advocacy group the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut. The groups says 160,000 children in Connecticut need mental health care, but only 20 percent receive it.
The Connecticut Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal on whether the superintendent of schools in the state's largest city is qualified for the job under state law. The court took no action as to whether Paul Vallas can remain Bridgeport Schools Superintendent while the case is being decided. This has created uncertainty as school officials prepare for the new school year.
Connecticut schools are in a transitional period right now, one that could be confusing for teachers and students. Schools are choosing between older standardized tests and newer ones with higher standards.