Op-Ed: No ‘brain drain’ from Connecticut State Universities

More than 80 percent of the students in the Connecticut State University system remain in the state after graduation, providing the state with a well-educated, tax-paying workforce. The state should treat the system like the economic engine it is rather than continually cutting its budget.

Special Report: Education, Diversity and Change in Fairfield County

Fairfield County, a region marked by sharp disparities in income and in urban and suburban life, faces particular challenges in assuring all its residents a quality education. Today, a special report, “Education, Diversity and Change in Fairfield County,” explores the issue through in-­depth policy reporting, interactive maps and charts, photo galleries and opinion pieces written by teachers from the Connecticut Writing Project at Fairfield University.

Op-Ed: Hartford schools can forge ahead under new leadership

As long as teacher voices are valued and continuously sought in future decisions, under the new leadership of Dr. Beth Schiavino-Narvaez, a high quality education will not only apply to the economically and racially privileged but also to the disadvantaged children of Hartford.

Op-Ed: State must do more to assure education equity

Today, the Sheff v. O’Neill education suit is still about equity – ensuring that Hartford children have the same educational opportunities as children in the best suburban schools and that all students have access to a quality, integrated education.