A sampling of what passed, failed in Connecticut session - Education Week
Bill relieving juniors from taking SBAC test moves to Malloy - Education
Bill exempts Connecticut juniors from standardized test - Education Week
Bill bars Connecticut schools from expelling young students - Education
Bill requiring a labor history curriculum heads to governor - Education
Push for Grade-Level Reading Takes Many Forms - Education Week
A school attendance program in Connecticut, a free preschool in Kansas, and summer learning programs in Illinois and Iowa are all part of an effort to ensure students read proficiently by the end of 3rd grade.
Withholding Recess as a Punishment Declines - Education Week
With research showing benefits of playtime, more schools limit or ban the use of taking away recess to discipline misbehaving students.
States Pitch Changes as They Seek NCLB Waiver Renewals - Education Week
Testing, teacher evaluations, and A-F grading systems are among the issues as states apply for renewal of flexibility under the No Child Left Behind Act.
Conn. Plans New Measures For School Accountability - Education Week
State officials in Connecticut are seeking to broaden the measurement of school performance—often criticized for overreliance on test scores—to include the arts, civics, physical fitness, attendance, and qualities such as student persistence and personal development.
High school teachers enroll in summer manufacturing lessons - Education
Topping off ceremony set for new Sandy Hook school - Education Week
Malloy vetoes bill creating education commissioner standards - Education
Mother of Newtown shooting victim lauds US school bill - Education Week
New England Schools Face Rash of Bomb Threats - Education Week
School and law-enforcement officials in New England say they are dealing with an unusually high number of bomb threats that have forced the cancellation of classes just weeks into the new academic year.
First scores from new standardized tests show mixed results - Education
Legal wrangling slows lawsuit over Newtown school shooting - Education Week
Danbury schools to adopt Sandy Hook anti-violence programs - Education Week
English-Language Learners - Education Week
English-language learners in special education programs in one district had significantly lower English-proficiency scores than the average for all ell students, a study found.