Published by Education Week, November 1, 2010

New recommendations on how to narrow the state’s gaping achievement gap met with cautious approval among local education leaders, but concerns remain about the cost of implementing reforms.

The governor-appointed Connecticut Commission on Educational Achievement last week released a long list of recommendations for how the state can begin to close the achievement gap between low-income students and the rest of the state. Gov. M. Jodi Rell established the commission in March with a mission of looking at why Connecticut has one of the worst achievement gaps in the country.