Danbury schools are facing a number of challenges including a ballooning student population and a lack of investment from the city and state in the district’s public schools, but there’s also reason for hope thanks to the fantastic school community and a proposal for a new career academy.
For CEA’s Two T’s in a Pod podcast, Senator Julie Kushner, who represents Bethel, Danbury, New Fairfield, and Sherman, talked to CEA President Kate Dias and Vice President Joslyn DeLancey about Danbury students’ and educators’ needs.
“We need to boldly address the education issues in Danbury, we don’t need any Band Aids, we need a big fix,” Kushner said. “We have 3,400 students in our high school today, and we know that population is growing. We have a proposal to build a career academy to serve the secondary grades that would accommodate more than 1,000 students. It’s a real opportunity in Danbury to address the needs of all of our students.”
Listen to the episode below, or wherever you get your podcasts.