On Wednesday, May 13th, the Connecticut State Board of Education (“Board”) held its regularly scheduled monthly meeting virtually in light of COVID-19. This meeting was also televised on CT-N and is available on-demand online here. Additionally, the agenda can be [...]
On May 6, 2020, our Executive Director, Ruben Felipe, submitted the below letter to the Commissioner, advocating for the importance of supporting all students throughout this crisis and beyond. Letter to the Commissioner
I’m writing today in advance of what normally would be the last week of our state’s legislative session. To keep you informed, below please find an update on both the state’s legislative plans and our advocacy efforts. Updates from the [...]
On April 20, 2020, our Executive Director, Ruben Felipe, submitted the below letter to the Dalio Partnership, encouraging them to reconsider their decision to exclude charter schools from their laptop donation program. DPLetter
I am writing to share news, resources and updates on our work, all related to the current COVID-19 pandemic. This situation continues to evolve rapidly. Last week, Governor Lamont signed his latest executive order, which included continued school closure through [...]
The Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) Commissioner Lehman and Governor Lamont launched an emergency relief funding for nonprofits and small businesses impacted by the coronavirus called the Connecticut Recovery Bridge Loan Program. The program will provide short-term loans to businesses [...]
Governor Lamont signed Executive Order Number 7N, which restricts all social and recreational gatherings to no more than five people, suspends school testing assessments for the 2019-2020 school year, and suspends the 10 cent tax on single-use checkout bags, among other [...]
The Connecticut General Assembly’s Office of Fiscal Analysis (OFA) published the first FY 2020 Budget Projections, Expenditure Details and Revenue Details reports as a result of the COVID-19 public health crisis.