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CT has one of the largest achievement gaps between low-income students and non-low-income students.

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Focus: How Long‑term Planning Processes Can Improve State‑Led Turnaround in Connecticut

The focus of this report, executed by a research team at the Neag School of Education of the University of Connecticut, is to provide insights into how Connecticut’s 30 Alliance Districts—those with the greatest need and a large external investment by the state to support improvement—articulate their yearly improvement plans. Its findings have important implications for how state-led turnaround can be improved in our state.

Study on State-Led Turnaround

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–Jeffrey Villar Steps Down from CCER
19 Jan 18

Jeffrey Villar, executive director of the Connecticut Council for Education Reform and vice president of education policy at CBIA, has stepped down from his current roles to take a new […]

CCER and the Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA) Join Forces
10 May 17

We Have Exciting News About the Future of Our Work! Since its inception, the Connecticut Council for Education Reform (CCER) has been a strong voice for improving public education. Born out […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–CCER Urges State Board to Reject PEAC Recommendation
29 Mar 17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Nicki Perkins EMAIL: PHONE: (203) 506-5799 New Haven, Connecticut – Today, March 29, 2017, the Performance Evaluation Advisory Council (PEAC) recommended that the state mastery test not be […]

Bringing the Alliance District Program into Focus
26 Mar 17

Connecticut’s 30 highest-need districts have been called the “Alliance Districts” since 2012. Each year, they receive increased state funding in exchange for producing annual district improvement plans. In total, the […]

True Viral News: Two Connecticut School Systems, for the Rich and Poor
19 Mar 17

For close to half a century, the aim of scores of lawsuits about public schools across the country has been to require states to improve education for students by spending […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–CCER Releases Findings of Alliance District Study
9 Mar 17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Nicki Perkins EMAIL: PHONE: (203) 506-5799 Hartford, Connecticut – Today, Jeffrey Villar, Executive Director of CCER, along with State Representative Susan Johnson, released the findings of a study […]

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