High School Students Can Win Opportunity for Artwork to Hang at U.S. Capitol

Attention art teachers and relatives of budding Monets — the U.S. Congress holds an art competition for high school students every spring, and members of Connecticut’s delegation want your students to take part. The Congressional Art Competition is a nationwide high school visual art competition held since 1982. Students submit entries to their representative’s office,…

Changes to State Laws for English Language Learners on Front Burner

English Language Learners (ELLs) are a fast-growing segment of Connecticut’s public school population, yet state laws prevent these students from receiving the instruction and support they need to be successful in their new country. That was the perspective advanced at a forum sponsored by the state’s Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission (LPRAC) held at…

Standardized Tests and the Future of No Child Left Behind

The debate over mandated standardized testing took center stage today as the Republican-controlled 114th Congress gets ready to make its mark on education policy. At issue is the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and whether the nation’s education law should include a requirement that states annually test their students. ESEA reauthorization…