Education

Jessica Hill / AP

The state of Connecticut is set to receive more than $10 million from the U.S. Department of Education to help school districts that took in displaced students from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands after Hurricane Maria.  

Elisa Amendola / AP

The state Education Department has announced it made an error in the distribution of some federal funding that favored the state’s charter schools over public schools.

State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia took full responsibility for the mistake, which she says is due to a misreading of a new federal funding formula, which gave $12 million more to 275 charter schools in the state, at the expense of 677 public school districts, including some of the poorest schools in New York.  

New Haven School Board Rescinds Layoffs Of Hundreds Of Employees

Jul 2, 2018
Brendan Capuano / WSHU

The New Haven Board of Education says it will direct the superintendent to reverse the layoff of hundreds of part-time employees, which was announced last week in an effort to cover a budget deficit.

Tony Gutierrez / AP

Chronic Absenteeism was the first topic discussed by Connecticut’s Trafficking in Persons Council at its June meeting on Thursday.  

Karen DeWitt / WAMC

The state’s largest teachers union brought bagpipe players and a brass band to the Capitol to push for a bill to decouple teacher evaluations from the results of standardized tests.

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