Saturday, July 27, 2019

On What Page Are The New Connecticut Commissioner of Education And The State Board Of Education? | Real Learning CT

On What Page Are The New Connecticut Commissioner of Education And The State Board Of Education? | Real Learning CT

On What Page Are The New Connecticut Commissioner of Education And The State Board Of Education?

After the embarrassing and ungracious offering of the job of  Connecticut  Commissioner of Education to one person, then withdrawing the offer, and then offering the job to a second person, the reason given to the public for choosing the second person was that the State Board of Education wanted a Commissioner with whom it was “on the same page”. But what is that page? A good place to start looking for that page is with the goals of the new Commissioner.
  1. Make a positive impact on graduation rates.
  2. Close the achievement gap.
  3. Ensure that all students have increased access to opportunities and advantages that they need to succeed in life.
Those goals have a familiar ring to them. The history of Connecticut trying to meet those goals is not a proud one. But maybe that “new page” that the new Commissioner and the State Board of Education are on is one of a dramatic new vision and radical new actions. What could that vision and those radical new actions look like?
First, would be to change the term “graduation rate”  to something like the graduating of well-educated high school students. Currently, graduation rates CONTINUE READING: On What Page Are The New Connecticut Commissioner of Education And The State Board Of Education? | Real Learning CT

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