CT Needs New School Funding Formula

September 9, 2017

Each year, more than $2 billion in state education aid is distributed to towns and cities through entirely arbitrary block grants. There is no strategic approach that reflects the state's priorities, the needs of students or what cities and towns can afford. There is no "formula." That's why the way the state distributes school aid is now in the courts. It is the responsibility of the legislative branch, working with the executive branch, to adopt a fair school finance system for Connecticut.

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Attendance Awareness Month

September 2, 2017

September is Attendance Awareness Month!

Mentoring is a great way to promote education and has been proven to increase attendance in mentees.

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Great News For CHESLA Student Loans

August 25, 2017

I am pleased to share great news about the Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority (CHESLA) with the announcement that the CHESLA Student Loan program will have a low 4.95 percent interest rate for the third consecutive year!

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House DEMS Plan Erases Malloy's ECS Cuts

August 25, 2017

A state budget plan proposed this week by the House Democrats would shield some towns, including Branford, from having Educational Cost Sharing (ECS) cut to zero, as proposed on August 18 under a revised Executive Order Resource Allocation Plan from Governor Dannel P. Malloy.

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