Education: A focal point in first gubernatorial debate

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Tom Foley spent more than 15 minutes talking about education in their first gubernatorial debate last night at the Norwich Free Academy. When asked about his tenure comment, Malloy apologized to teachers: “I shouldn’t have said it. I apologize for saying it.” Watch the debate on CT-N at http://www.ctn.state.ct.us/ctnplayer.asp?odID=10625 The…

Connecticut’s Congressional Delegation Earns A’s on Education

Connecticut’s five members of the House of Representatives and two Senators all earned A’s on a recent congressional report card released by NEA. The report card measures congress members’ overall support for public education and educators. The grades are based on voting records on selected votes in 2013, votes and other actions involving union rights, and…

Connecticut Students Make History in First Showing on International Test

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released the latest results from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), a test of literacy, mathematics, and science given every three years to 15-year-olds in more than sixty countries worldwide. Shanghai, one of three education systems in China that participated in PISA, remained the top performer, while the…

Public Education Supporters Win in Bridgeport

In yesterday’s Bridgeport Board of Education election, we could not be prouder of the many teachers who contributed their hands and hearts in electing pro-education candidates. These candidates took on the political establishment, and they won convincingly. A committed, community-based coalition undertook a groundbreaking effort because Bridgeport has become a hub of the national corporate…