Connecticut Department of Education

Davis Dunavin / WSHU

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.

86 percent of Conn. class of 2014 took the SAT

Oct 7, 2014

About 86 percent of Connecticut’s high school graduating class of 2014 took the SAT exam.  That’s according to a new report from the College Board, which created and administers the test.

That SAT participation rate is a slight increase over the class of 2013. Participation rates grew more sharply for black and Hispanic students in the state.

Connecticut’s average scores in writing and math dipped slightly from 2013, while reading scores reading scores stayed flat.

A new start for J.M. Wright Tech

May 19, 2014
Kaomi Goetz

Stamford is once again home to one of Connecticut's state-run technical high schools. It's reopening this fall after the state shut it down five years ago. We take a look at the school’s rebirth and what administrators are doing to make sure it’s not closed again. 

A new federal assessment 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.

Click here for a summary of Connecticut's math performance.

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.

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