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  • January 17, 2018

    ConnCAn CEO Responds to State Supreme Court's Decision on CCJEF v. Rell Appeal

    This afternoon, the Connecticut State Supreme Court ruled on an appeal of Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawsher's landmark 2016 decision in CCJEF v. Rell, which mandated sweeping improvements to t...

  • January 09, 2018

    A Seat at the Table

    I’ve worked in the education reform space for over a decade, so ensuring that all of Connecticut’s kids have access to a quality education is important to me. Quality education is not o...

  • November 30, 2017

    Understanding the Smarter Balanced Assessment

    The SBAC annual assessment provides one important measurement of whether Connecticut's children are on track to be college and career ready. Understanding these results is a critical step in holdin...

  • November 15, 2017

    A Journey Through Advocacy

    Today, I am extremely honored to announce that I have been elected to the Bridgeport Board of Education. I am eager for the opportunity to represent all parents and students in Bridgeport, and I ho...

  • November 06, 2017

    Funding Equality in Public Education

    Widespread consensus exists that Connecticut’s method for funding public schools is arbitrary and dysfunctional. We are one of only four states that has not used a formula for determining sch...

  • October 26, 2017

    ConnCAN CEO Responds to Budget Passed by CT General Assembly

    After the longest budget impasse in Connecticut history and in the midst of a financial crisis, the General Assembly has passed a budget for fiscal years 2018 and 2019. The budget includes steps to...

  • October 24, 2017

    New Achievement Growth Scores Reveal Alarming Trends

    On Tuesday, September 12, the Connecticut State Department of Education released complete results of the Smarter Balanced Achievement (SBAC) test for the 2016-2017 school year. Preliminary, top-lev...

  • September 28, 2017

    ConnCAN CEO Responds to Historic Day at CT Supreme Court

    After twelve years of winding through the courts, today the Connecticut Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the final appeal of a lower court’s decision in the landmark CCJEF v. Rell case, ...

  • September 20, 2017

    Let’s lift our kids up, not hold them back

    On August 28th, my colleagues and I stood outside Booker T. Washington Academy waiting for those familiar yellow school buses to arrive. As each bus opened its doors, new and familiar children bega...

  • September 08, 2017

    ConnCAN Responds to Gov. Malloy’s Proposed Education Funding Formula

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy today presented his sixth budget proposal this year in hopes that our state officials will reach an agreement on a state budget. Jennifer Alexander, CEO of the Connecticut...

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