"http://www.stamfordplus.com/stm/information/nws1/publish/News_1/index.shtml - News</head> : Education Published: May 17, 2012 - 11:24 AM

Education reform signed into law

By State Representative Mike Molgano (R- Stamford)

Font size: Small Big
Email this article
 Printer friendly page
Share this article:
facebook del.icio.us Yahoo! MyWeb Digg reddit Furl Blinklist Spurl
Buy the "As seen on" mug
HARTFORD, CT - State Representative Mike Molgano (R- Stamford) recently joined the majority of his colleagues in the legislature to support the Governor’s proposed education reform bill. Finally, after months of negotiations and debate, Molgano joined Governor Malloy and legislators to welcome the legislation into law on Tuesday, May 15th.

S.B. 458 took the initial steps toward improving low-performing schools through increased funding, educator evaluations, and a new focus on both reading and early childhood programs.

“This legislation signifies our legislative and executive branches finally coming together to combat our state’s achievement gap – which is currently the largest in the nation,” said Molgano. “This bill provides a great framework for improving literacy rates in our children’s early education. One initiative I am particularly proud of is the increased access to 1,000 new pre-school slots for our low-income communities. This provides our families with the opportunity to give their children access to high-quality early education.”

While Rep. Molgano was pleased with the legislation, he emphasized the importance of maintaining fair and efficient collaboration between teachers and the State Department of Education.

“I will keep working with my colleagues in the legislature to ensure that our teachers are working side-by-side with the State Department and local boards of education. Our educators deserve to have an equal voice while these new reforms are taking shape in our state.”

Reforms in the Education Bill Include:
· Authorizing State interventions and enabling the supports necessary to turn around Connecticut’s lowest performing schools and districts via a newly created Commissioners Network.

1 Expanding the availability of high-quality school models by increasing funding to traditional schools, magnets, and charters.

2 Ensuring that schools employ the best teachers and principals by establishing a fair and equitable evaluation system that values and authentically measures teaching skill and effectiveness.

3 Establishing accountability programs to ensure that state funds are being best utilized and providing necessary and targeted improvements.

© Copyright by ShorelinePlus.com. Some articles and pictures posted on our website, as indicated by their bylines, were submitted as press releases and do not necessarily reflect the position and opinion of ShorelinePlus.com, Canaiden LLC or any of its associated entities. Articles may have been edited for brevity and grammar.

Tickets On Sale For “Compass To Success: A Nautical Night of Seaside Support” Primary Fundraiser On June 7th To Support Boys & Girls Village
Pequot Library: 05_04_18 Yale Curator Speaks at Fantastic Finds
First County Bank and First County Bank Foundation To Be Recognized At SilverSource Golf Fundraiser
Local filmmakers show how they made IMAX movie "Backyard Wilderness" at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
GasBuddy: Gas prices in CT up 10 cents last week

Top of Page

ShorelinePlus.com is part of the Canaiden Online Media Network!

Stamford Plus Online | Norwalk Plus Online | ShorelinePlus.com | ConnecticutPlus.com | Canaiden.com
Best of Norwalk | Best of Stamford | Hauterfly Magazine | SummerCampPlus.com | WeatherinCT.com

Copyright ©2005-2010 Canaiden, LLC All Rights Reserved.