State Board of Ed Recommends Dr. Miguel Cardona as CT’s Next Education Commissioner

The State Board of Education today voted to recommend Dr. Miguel Cardona, assistant superintendent of schools for teaching and learning in Meriden, to serve as the next commissioner of the Connecticut State Department of Education. Cardona, a former fourth grade teacher who is bilingual, has served alongside CEA leaders on several statewide committees. “The Connecticut…

Will Connecticut Open Two New Charters? Now It’s Up to Legislators

Representatives from the Danbury Prospect Charter School discuss their proposal with the State Board of Education. The State Board of Education today voted to give preliminary approval to two new charter schools, but those charters can only open if they can convince legislators to fund them. In past years, charter schools that had applications approved…

State Board of Education Acts on Teachers’ Concerns: Rejects Charter Expansion

The State Board of Education today listened to teachers’ concerns about fairness in education funding and responded by rejecting increases in enrollment for three charter schools that would have cost the state $627,000. At a time when state budget cuts are currently hurting students and teachers at neighborhood public schools, CEA President Sheila Cohen said…

Despite Opposition, Board of Education Approves Controversial Teacher Prep Program

In spite of serious concerns raised by teachers, CEA leaders and staff, state university deans of education, and community members, the State Board of Education today voted to allow the controversial Relay Graduate School of Education to begin operating in Connecticut. Relay provides a shortcut to teacher certification whose methods and outcomes have repeatedly been…