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The State University of New York says it’s considering developing its own teacher certification program to help staff their charter schools. The schools are dealing with a teacher shortage, which has been blamed on the state’s rigorous teacher qualifications.

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The Bridgeport Board of Education proposed changes to magnet school admission and performance standards at its meeting in June, in order to make magnet schools more accessible and ensure magnet students receive adequate support.

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In 2015, President Barack Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act, which replaced the Bush-era No Child Left Behind Act. It allowed for states to come up with their own plans for how to best educate their students. So far, 16 states have created new education plans, including Connecticut.

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The long-running Sheff vs. O’Neill school desegregation case heads back to court this week. 

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Connecticut Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy and other elected officials joined East Hartford students, parents and teachers on Tuesday to rally in support of their public high school. The rally follows unflattering remarks about the school by U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.