January 19, 2017
January 4, was the "first day back to school" for the 2017 CT State Legislature. Staffers, lobbyists, and legislators show up to the State Capitol ready for opening day. The place is buzzing with e...
January 04, 2017
In his State of the State speech today, Governor Malloy acknowledged what many educators, municipal leaders, and families in Connecticut have known for years and what Superior Court Judge Thomas Mo...
December 27, 2016
The Fight For Fair Funding, Increasing Teacher Diversity & Other Highlights From ConnCAN’s Work in 2016
As the year comes to a close, we’re reflecting on the progress we’ve seen take shape in 2016. From Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawsher’s landmark education equity decision in C...
December 27, 2016
"I was behind in my academics, I wasn't really focusing on school," Brooks said. But at Yale New Haven Hospital, "I started seeing successful people. … I was just really stunned with what kn...
December 19, 2016
Advocates, legislators and educators gather to celebrate signing of Minority Teacher Recruitment bill
“In me, my students see themselves.” National Teacher of the Year, Jahana Hayes shared these words during a roundtable discussion at the Carmen Arace Middle School library about minorit...
December 15, 2016
On Wednesday, December 7, Jennifer Alexander, CEO of ConnCAN appeared on The Citizen Mike Show. During the sixty minute show, Alexander discussed charter schools, CCJEF v. Rell, teacher evaluations...
December 12, 2016
ConnCAN reacts to the State Department of Education growth result for the Smarter Balanced Assessment:
New Haven, CT-- Background: On Thursday, the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) released the first student growth results for the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC) from 2014-15 to 20...
December 04, 2016
New Haven, CT -- We respectfully disagree with the NAACP’s call for a moratorium on charter public schools. We do so because Connecticut’s charter schools have a proven record of servin...
November 23, 2016
On November 8, Americans across the country voted for who they felt was the right presidential candidate. The results and unrest pre- and post-election exposed deep divides and real fears about the...
November 18, 2016
New Haven Area Faith Leaders Join ConnCAN To Call On General Assembly To Pass Fair Education Funding Formula During 2017 Session
Faith leaders from congregations in New Haven and Bridgeport joined ConnCAN at New Haven’s Amistad Memorial today to call on the General Assembly to adopt a fair, equitable, and predictable f...