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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.

Demystifying Student Assessment


Everyone has an opinion today about whether school assessments are good for students, how many assessments students should be taken each year, and the effects of assessments on students’ well-being. Just what are all these tests, and how are they related to each other?

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Jul 17
CT Mirror Op Ed: Gov. Malloy’s wise veto of the education commissioner bill
By Ramani Ayer If you aim to limit the amount of innovation that can happen in the public education arena, one surefire method would be to keep it an insider’s game… It would be inappropriate to make the qualifications for the role of commissioner too narrow because they necessarily shift, depending on the shifting needs of
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