Our Report On
How to Close the Achievement Gap
CT has one of the largest achievement gaps between low-income students and non-low-income students.
Here’s our plan on how to help close it.

The Bloomfield Blueprint for Closing the Achievement Gap

Reducing the achievement gap and accelerating progress may seem daunting. However, tangible and encouraging progress is occurring in Bloomfield Public Schools under the leadership of its Superintendent, Dr. James Thompson, Jr. This suburban district has a student population that is 90 percent African American or West Indian and 50 percent low-income. Bloomfield created a blueprint to narrow and eventually eliminate the achievement gap–and its four-year trajectory of student performance proves that it’s working.

Read it here.

Early Childhood Education: Building Blocks for Future Success

This year, our annual conference reached enrollment capacity before it was even advertised.

Why? Because the topic is early childhood education. Today, we’re exploring some of the reasons that early childhood education has become such an important topic.

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Apr 17
CT Post-Malloy announces Wentzell as education commissioner
By Linda Conner Lambeck Dianna Wentzell didn’t apply to become the state’s education commissioner, and she wasn’t an announced finalist. But a few weeks ago, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, through his staff, pulled aside Wentzell, the state’s interim commissioner of education, and asked if she would reconsider.
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