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Our Report To Close Achievement Gap

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

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

We’ve accomplished a lot on behalf of Connecticut students, but now it’s time to think even bigger. Our Board of Directors recently voted to join with CBIA in a union that will strengthen our voice in pushing to improve public education.

CCER and CBIA Join Forces

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

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: Nicki.perkins@ctedreform.org 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 […]

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Nicki Perkins EMAIL: Nicki.perkins@ctedreform.org 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 […]

Focus: How Long‑term Planning Processes Can Improve State‑Led Turnaround in Connecticut
9 Mar 17

The focus of this report, commissioned by the Connecticut Council for Education Reform (CCER) and executed by a research team at the Neag School of Education of the University of […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–Governor Proposes Changes to School Funding
8 Feb 17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Nicki Perkins EMAIL: Nicki.perkins@ctedreform.org PHONE: (203) 506-5799 Hartford, Connecticut – Today, February 8, 2017, Governor Malloy’s budget address addressed, among other issues, changes to the state’s Education Cost Sharing […]

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