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Charter School Quick Facts

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Charter schools are non-profit, tuition-free, public schools of choice under Connecticut law. They are approved by the State Board of Education and are subject to renewal every five years.

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Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): Myths & Facts                             

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School Turnaround Quick Facts

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In 2012, the Connecticut General Assembly created the Commissioner's Network, a state program designed to provide state-level interventions and additional funding to improve Connecticut's lowest-performing schools. 

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Myths & Facts: Teacher Evaluation

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Every student in Connecticut deserves an effective teacher. Research shows that teacher effectiveness has more impact on student achievement than any other factor controlled by schools. Learn how Connecticut's new teacher evaluation system ensures our state's educators are consistently improving in order to improve student achievement

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Quick Facts: Minority Teacher and School Leader Recruitment in Connecticut

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Every student in Connecticut deserves high-quality teachers in their classrooms and effective leaders in their schools. Despite growing evidence to support the need for a diverse educator workforce, there is still a significant shortage of minority teachers and principals in our state. Connecticut must develop policies that create effective systems of recruiting high-quality educators of color.

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Quick Facts: Teacher Preparation and Certification in Connecticut

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Every student in Connecticut deserves an effective teacher. Research shows that teacher effectiveness has more impact on student achievement than any other factor controlled by schools. Connecticut’s teacher quality policies have improved in recent years, but we still have a long way to go towards ensuring that all public schools have great teachers, principals, and leaders. 

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