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Waterbury Republican American: Report Offers Ideas to Ease Learning Gap in the Schools

A commission formed by Gov. M. Jodi Rell to find ways to reverse Connecticut’s huge school performance gap between minority and whites, and between middle class and poor students, released findings Tuesday…

Simmons said a number of his commission members will continue their work, forming a new group to lobby and work to implement reform. Details about the new group, including membership, will be announced after the November election, Simmons said.

‘It’s important not just for the children involved, but it’s important for the state,’ Simmons said. ‘Businesses will not move here if they can’t get the skilled workers they need as employees. It impacts the ability of the state to grow and our employment rate.’

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