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.

Common Core Communications Winners

CCER asked Connecticut districts and schools to showcase the creative and informative ways they have been communicating about Common Core with parents. We received many excellent submissions and are pleased to announce 3 winners: Branford Public Schools, Vernon Public Schools, and Hanover Elementary School in Meriden. Winners will be given a $1,000 grant to further innovation in their school or district.

Read it here.

How Common Core Changes the Classroom

In the past, we’ve looked at the policy and major ideas behind the Common Core State Standards (its origins, the difference between standards and curricula, and the general concept of instructional shifts).
Today, we’re looking more deeply at how Common Core is impacting classrooms–beyond the goals for what kids should have learned by the end of each year. Find out about the shifts in expectations for pedagogy and mathematical practices here.
Sep 12
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CCER Chooses Branford Public Schools as Winner of Common Core Contest
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Nicki Perkins EMAIL: Nicki.Perkins@ctedreform.org PHONE: 203-506-5799 CCER Chooses Branford Public Schools as Winner  of Common Core Contest New Haven, Connecticut – Today, September 12, 2014, the Connecticut Council for Education Reform (CCER) announced that Branford Public Schools has won CCER’s Common Core Communications Contest. The contest was designed to showcase the creative and
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