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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.

Learning Design: Taking Your Vision of “Rigor” to the Next Level — May 13, 2019!

As a follow up to our March conference on the theme of Enhancing Instructional Practice for Student Success, we are hosting a community of practice focused on bringing your vision of rigor to life in a month . . . three months . . . and next school year. Participants will examine opportunities and potential roadblocks.

  • Date/Time: May 13, 2019 at 2:30-4pm EST
  • Location: CAS, 30 Realty Drive, Cheshire

Limited to 20 participants. To reserve a spot or submit any questions, please email: info@ctedreform.org.

CCER’s 2019 Policy Priorities

We are excited to unveil our policy priorities for the year! These priorities were shaped by our guiding principles:

  • Focus on Talent (Students and Educators)
  • Emphasize Coherence
  • Scale Best Practices
  • Respect CT’s Fiscal Reality
Read Our Priorities

Legislative priorities are marked with an asterisk (*).

Shannon Marimón to Lead Connecticut Council for Education Reform
5 Jul 18

Shannon Marimón has been appointed executive director of the Connecticut Council for Education Reform. “We are so pleased that Shannon will be joining us as CCER’s executive director,” CCER board […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]

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