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ConnCAN CEO Responds to State Board of Education’s Decision to Reject Funding for 57 Public Charter School Students

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Today, the State Board of Education rejected a proposal to allocate funding for 57 students who are currently being served at Connecticut’s public charter schools. The General Assembly appropriated funding for these schools in the most recently approved budget. Jennifer Alexander, CEO of ConnCAN (the Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now) issued the following…

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Latest Achievement Results Reveal Slow Progress, Students Unprepared for the Future

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. —  On Friday, the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) released preliminary results from the statewide Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC) from the 2016-2017 school year. SBAC scores are an important tool for evaluating the academic progress of students, schools, and districts in Connecticut. The test measures student…

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