NEW HAVEN, CT – “The Connecticut Council for Education Reform is encouraged by Governor Malloy¹s proposal to expand the availability of high-quality school models, including traditional schools, magnets, charters, and other innovative school models. Connecticut and local school districts must aggressively use those new opportunities to turnaround the state’s lowest-achieving schools in high-need districts. Additionally, transferring charter funding to the Education Cost Sharing section of statutes, without affecting ECS funding for districts, is an important step towards the development of a new funding formula that will apply to all public schools, including charters and magnets. Connecticut is at a critical juncture in its reform efforts and The Council views Governor Malloy’s proposals as a very positive step towards closing the achievement gap while raising academic outcomes for all students in Connecticut.”

Rae Ann Knopf
Executive Director
Connecticut Council for Education Reform