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ConnCAN Launches Schools R4 Kids Campaign to Address CT Education Equity Issues

On Wednesday, education advocacy group Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now (ConnCAN) launched a new statewide campaign, Schools R4 Kids, that urges the Connecticut General Assembly “to take immediate action to address the education equity issues outlined in Judge Thomas Moukawsher’s recent CCJEF v. Rell decision.” As Jennifer Alexander, chief executive officer of New Haven-based ConnCAN […continue]

Connecticut Anti-Opportunity Laws Limit School Choice

On Wednesday, The CT Mirror’s Jacqueline Rabe Thomas examined the odds stacked against Hartford families as they attempt to win a seat in the region’s school choice lottery. According to information provided by the Connecticut State Department of Education, “Slightly more than 20,000 children sought a seat in a regional magnet […continue]

Bill of Rights for Children Introduced in CA Legislature

Yesterday, the Los Angeles Times’ Jazmine Ulloa reported on the introduction of legislation to create a Bill of Rights for Children and Youth in California in the California Legislature. The bill, introduced by Senator Richard Pan and sponsored by Common Sense Kids Action, aims to expand and formalize the rights […continue]

Connecticut’s School System Plagued by Education Inequities

On Wednesday, The CT Mirror’s Jacqueline Rabe Thomas kicked off the first of a seven-part series examining Connecticut’s troubled school system, focusing on education inequities for students from low-income families compared to their peers across the state. The state’s growing achievement gaps were at the center of the five-month CCJEF […continue]

Martinez v. Malloy: The Fight for Quality Public Schools Continues

Last week, Connecticut state officials filed a motion asking a federal judge to dismiss the education equality lawsuit, Martinez v. Malloy. The case, filed by a group of Connecticut students and their parents with Students Matter’s support, challenges the state’s moratorium on magnet schools, cap on charter schools and penalties […continue]

Connecticut Needs An Equitable Education Funding Model

Yesterday, New Haven Register’s Brian Zahn reported that nine faith leaders joined education advocacy organization Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now (ConnCAN) in calling upon the state’s General Assembly to take immediate action in creating an equitable education funding model according to the Superior Court’s ruling in CCJEF v. Rell. The […continue]