Education http://wshu.org en A new start for J.M. Wright Tech http://wshu.org/post/new-start-jm-wright-tech <p>Stamford is once again home to one of <a href="http://www.cttech.org/">Connecticut's state-run technical high schools</a>. It's reopening this fall after the state shut it down five years ago. We take&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">a look at the school’s rebirth and what administrators are doing to make sure it’s not closed again.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 19 May 2014 14:50:20 +0000 Kaomi Goetz 17631 at http://wshu.org A new start for J.M. Wright Tech Conn. high school seniors get high marks in federal reading & math assessment http://wshu.org/post/conn-high-school-seniors-get-high-marks-federal-reading-math-assessment <p>A <a href="http://nationsreportcard.gov/reading_math_g12_2013/#/">new federal assessment</a> gave Connecticut high schoolers high marks in reading and math. The state still sees a performance gap based on race, but the new results show some improvements in that area.</p><p><a href="http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/subject/publications/stt2013/pdf/2014082CT12.pdf">Click here</a> for a summary of Connecticut's math performance.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 22:13:10 +0000 Craig LeMoult 17036 at http://wshu.org Lawmakers consider system to track Conn. students from pre-K to their first job http://wshu.org/post/lawmakers-consider-system-track-conn-students-pre-k-their-first-job <p>A bill that would allow Connecticut officials to track students from pre-K through to their first jobs was passed by the state General Assembly’s Higher Education Committee on Monday. The bill was approved despite some concerns the system might violate privacy rights.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 23:10:18 +0000 Ebong Udoma 15428 at http://wshu.org NY plans to create nation's first homeland security college http://wshu.org/post/ny-plans-create-nations-first-homeland-security-college <p>The state of New York plans to create the nation’s first college dedicated to homeland security and emergency preparedness. Backers say it’s a necessary measure given the major storms and terrorist threats the state has dealt with.</p><p></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 16:52:57 +0000 Ryan Delaney 13252 at http://wshu.org Cuomo's Common Core panel evenly divided http://wshu.org/post/cuomos-common-core-panel-evenly-divided <p></p><p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced appointments Friday to the panel he established to re-evaluate the state's implementation of Common Core. &nbsp;The panel is about evenly split between supporters and critics of the new, more rigorous teaching standards. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 23:39:19 +0000 Charles Lane 12520 at http://wshu.org Cuomo's Common Core panel evenly divided