March 08, 2017
ConnCAN Launches Citizen-Powered Board Watch Program To Observe Public School Board Meetings In Communities Across Connecticut
The Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now (ConnCAN) today launched Board Watch, a grassroots program involving community volunteers who are trained to observe public school board meetings in ci...
February 15, 2017
Connecticut Charter Public School Parents, Leaders, and Advocacy Organizations Submit Amicus Curiae Brief In CCJEF v Rell
Advocates for Educational Choice, a coalition made up of the Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now (ConnCAN), Families for Excellent Schools (FES), the Northeast Charter School Network (NECSN),...
February 08, 2017
ConnCAN Reacts to Governor Malloy's Budget and Proposals to Change the State's Public Education Funding System
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today introduced his FY 2018 budget, including several major proposed changes to how the State of Connecticut funds K-12 public education. Reacting to the budget and educa...
February 06, 2017
ConnCAN Reacts to Governor Dannel P. Malloy's Proposed Budget to Provide A Fairer Distribution of Education Aid
On Monday, February 6, Governor Dannel P. Malloy held a press conference to announce his plans for a new school funding formula. ConnCAN CEO, Jennifer Alexander issued this statement: “We ar...
January 26, 2017
Leading Connecticut Education Organizations Agree To Design Principles For New School Funding Formula
New Haven, CT – A number of Connecticut’s leading education organizations -- the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE), the Connecticut Association of Public School Supe...
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 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 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...
November 09, 2016
ConnCAN Reacts to Election Results, Calls on Newly Elected General Assembly to Adopt Fair Education Funding Formula by End of 2017 Session
“We must come together and act now to give our kids the education they need and deserve” Responding to Connecticut’s 2016 state legislative election results, ConnCAN CEO Jennifer...