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Connecticut Education Rankings

Connecticut ranks 7th in the country in graduation rates – with 77% of its students graduating. Raising Hale’s Zachary Janowski discovered that the average cost of a public school diploma in CT (cumulative spending for K-12) is $133,000. With such an impressive investment, you’d think those students are all getting high marks. But unfortunately, that is not the case: our friends at National School Choice Week refer to NAEP sources on CT showing that 57% of 12th graders are not proficient in reading, and 71% of 12th graders are not proficient in math.

CT AFL-CIO asks Lamont to extend executive order for schools through June, warns of new shutdown

President of the CT AFL-CIO Sal Luciano sent a letter to Gov. Ned Lamont requesting the governor extend his executive order requiring school districts to continue paying staff and vendors until June of 2021 in case schools are forced to close again. “We ask you to quickly issue a new ...

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Emails show teacher unions have little leverage for school reopening demands: “My educators are very upset.”

A coalition of unions representing teachers, paraprofessionals, janitors and bus drivers issued 13 “non-negotiable” standards for school reopening and have pushed for districts to delay in-person teaching for two weeks, but, according to the unions’ own assessment, they have little say in the matter.  Union leaders have publicly expressed their ...

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