We will not rest until every child has access to the great teachers, principals and public schools they deserve.

Learn more

Media Room

  • July 22, 2016

    It's Time for a Change

    The author, Rev. Keith A. King, is the pastor of Christian Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church in Hamden. This essay appeared in the church's July 17 bulletin and has been updated to reflect recen...

  • July 20, 2016

    CT needs to invest in quality early childhood education

    Connecticut has 200,000 students under 5 years old and all of them should have equal access to great early childhood education. Early childhood educators represent the front line of teaching, espe...

  • July 19, 2016

    Time to listen, then act

    By Jennifer Alexander It has been more than two weeks since three tragedies agitated the gaping fissure that is race relations in America: two black men died at the hands of police in Louisiana an...

  • July 12, 2016

    'Let's start with what's best for our kids'

    "When schools get it right, whether they’re traditional public schools or public charter schools, let’s figure out what’s working and share it with schools across America...rather...

  • July 07, 2016

    Finding my place: journey to ed advocacy started at home

    By Ebony Walmsley We all have memories of our childhood that have shaped who we are as adults. For myself, one of the most significant moments of my childhood was a conversation my parents had wit...

  • July 01, 2016

    Seasoned communicator and former journalist joins ConnCAN’s communications staff

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- The Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now (ConnCAN) today announced that it has hired seasoned communicator and former journalist Ebony Walmsley as Communications Associate....

  • June 30, 2016

    Education equals freedom for Connecticut's children

    By Ebony Walmsley While many celebrate the Fourth of July with barbecues and trips to the beach it’s important to remember the day off celebrates our country’s independence and freedom...

  • June 28, 2016

    Charter schools conference features education secretary

    Jennifer Alexander, chief executive officer for the Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now (ConnCAN) on Wednesday will participate on a panel discussion at the 25th National Charter Schools Conf...

  • June 21, 2016

    ConnCAN execs to participate in National Charter Schools Conference

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Jennifer Alexander, chief executive officer for the Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now (ConnCAN); and Yam Menon, director of research and policy will participate on separ...

  • June 19, 2016

    Dads keep standing in the gap for our children

    By Byron McCauley Andrew Woods paused for 15 whole seconds. If you count backward right now, you can experience how long that is, especially if you’re standing before more than 200 people i...

Recent Tweets

    Join us today