On the heels of the bi-partisan success of Senate Bill. 458, signed by Governor Malloy on May 15, 2012, the coalition of six education, community, and business groups that worked together during the 2012 legislative session on behalf of education reform have analyzed the bill against their original recommendations and pledged to continue working together.

Working on a handshake, these groups collaborated throughout the session to educate legislators, educators, and the general public on the importance reforming public education in Connecticut in six critical areas:

  • Teacher and Principal Evaluation and Support
  • Educator Preparation and Certification
  • Relationship Between Time and Learning
  • School and District Accountability
  • Pre-Kindergarten
  • Education Contract Negotiations

The comparison attached highlights the coalition’s original goals that were enacted through S.B. 458 and outlines areas that need continued work in the coming years. As Connecticut begins to put these reforms in place, we re-affirm our commitment to work together to ensure effective implementation and pledge to continue collaborating to seek the changes necessary to improve Connecticut’s public schools.

* The groups are: Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS), the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE), the Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS), the Connecticut Council for Education Reform (CCER), the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA), and the Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now (ConnCAN).