2013 Teacher of the Year Says Teaching Is All About the Connection

Passionate.  That’s the word fellow teachers use to describe Blaise Messinger, a fifth-grade teacher at Cromwell’s Woodside Intermediate School and Connecticut’s 2013 Teacher of the Year. Educators, family, friends, and students gathered for a ceremony at the school today, where State Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor introduced the state’s newest teacher of the year. “We are…

ECS Task Force Discusses Conditional Funding, Transition to a New Formula

With only three months remaining before it’s due to issue a final report, the Education Cost Sharing (ECS) Task Force met yesterday to discuss recommendations from its subcommittee examining new funding formulas. The formula subcommittee is currently collecting data on different formula variations and is developing a set of objectives to assess the formulas. The…