SDE: Press Releases 2006 Connecticut State Department of Education SDE: Press Releases 2006

Press Releases 2006
  • 12/14/06

Commissioner releases statement regarding closing of Grasso Technical School [PDF] 11KB
The State Department of Education today announced the closing of Ella T. Grasso Southeastern Technical High School in Groton to conduct air quality testing because of mold exposure in the building.

  • 12/11/06

Department of Education Sponsors Wellness Conference [PDF] 13KB
December 11, 2006 The Connecticut State Department of Education will sponsor a conference, “Moving into Action: School Wellness Policy Implementation and Promotion,” Thursday, December 14, at the Crowne Plaza, 100 Berlin Road in Cromwell at 8:30 am.

  • 10/27/06

State Department of Education Reports 2005-06 'Adequate Yearly Progress' for Districts [PDF] 276KB
Eighty-one percent of Connecticut’s school districts achieved the standards for adequate yearly progress (AYP) for the 2005-06 school year under the No Child Left Behind Act. A total of 139 of the state’s 171 local, regional and statewide school districts met the AYP standards.

  • 10/17/06

NASBE seeks public input for Connecticut Commissioner of Education Search [PDF] 30KB
The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) in conjunction with the Connecticut State Board of Education (CSBE) is seeking input on the skills and characteristics for the next Connecticut Commissioner of Education.

  • 10/12/06

Multicultural Conference and Award Winners Announced [PDF] 30KB
Educators from Connecticut and the New England region will convene Monday, October 16, 2006, for the 11th Annual Conference on Multicultural Education at the Hartford Marriott in Farmington, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

  • 10/2/06

State Department of Education Selects Two Schools for CT Vanguard Awards [PDF] 26KB
The State Department of Education today announced the selection of two schools for the Connecticut Vanguard School Award. Granby Memorial High School (GMHS) and Farm Hill Elementary School in Middletown were selected on the basis of high student achievement in reading and mathematics or significant improvement in these subject areas.

  • 9/29/06

State Department of Education Reports 2005-06 'Adequate Yearly Progress' for High School [PDF] 30KB
Seventy-eight percent of Connecticut’s high schools achieved the standards for adequate yearly progress (AYP) under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, according to results of the 2006 Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT).

  • 8/31/06

State Releases 2006 Connecticut Academic Performance Test Results [PDF] 101KB
Fewer Connecticut 10th-graders met the state goal in reading, writing, mathematics and science in 2006 than in 2005, according to results of the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) released today by the State Department of Education.

  • 8/29/06

State Releases SAT results [PDF] 85KB
Connecticut’s 2006 public school graduates had a strong showing on the SAT writing test, while their performance in reading and math declined from 2005. The state’s 77 percent participation rate among public school students was fourth in the nation.

  • 8/28/06

Building Bridges Between Schools and Families for Student Success [PDF] 17KB
A forum, “Building Bridges Between Schools and Families for Student Success,” will be held Wednesday, September 13, at the Connecticut Grand Hotel, 3580 East Main Street in Waterbury at 8AM. The purpose of the event is to bring together educators, parents and community members to discuss strategies to improve relationships between home and school that support student learning.

  • 8/25/06

U.S. Constitution Day and Youth Democracy Month Observed [PDF] 17KB
In an effort to celebrate the signing of the U.S. Constitution in September 17, 1787, a provision enacted by Congress in 2004, requires that all U.S. education facilities receiving federal funds must offer an educational program that recognizes the significance of the event.

  • 8/24/06

State Department of Education Reports 2005-06 'Adequate Yearly Progress' under NCLB [PDF] 34KB
More than half of Connecticut's elementary and middle schools met new, more rigorous standards mandated under the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001, according to results of the 2006 Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT).

  • 8/09/06

State releases 2006 Connecticut Mastery Test results [PDF] 49KB
Approximately 3 out of 5 Connecticut students in Grades 3-8 met the state goal in reading, writing and mathematics,
according to Connecticut Mastery Test results released today by the State Department of Education.

  • 6/13/06

Education Commissioner to Become Greenwich Schools Superintendent [HTML] 16KB
Dr. Betty J. Sternberg, Connecticut’s Commissioner of Education since November 2003, will leave the State Department of Education to become superintendent of the Greenwich Public Schools effective August 14.

  • 5/24/06

Connecticut reports performance on science component of National Assessment of Educational Progress [HTML] 28KB
Connecticut results on the 2005 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) science test show that the percentage of Grade 4 and 8 students scoring at or above the NAEP proficient level continues to remain consistently above the national average.

  • 4/20/06

Governor Rell's "Summer Reading Challenge" Encourages Children to Nurture Love of Books [HTML] 9KB
Launching the ‘2006 Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge,’ Governor M. Jodi Rell today stressed that reading for pleasure is one of most important activities young people can undertake  –  and summer is a great time to enjoy it to the fullest.

  • 3/29/06

Commissioner's Statement on Disclosure of Social Security Numbers [HTML] 11KB
State Education Commissioner Betty J. Sternberg reported today that the Social Security numbers of teachers in the Connecticut Technical High School  System (CTHSS) were inadvertently sent to assistant superintendents, principals and assistant principals of that system.

  • 2/17/06

Reporting error on CAPT affects 51 school districts [PDF] 18KB
State Education Commissioner Betty J. Sternberg announced today that Harcourt Assessment Inc. has informed her of a processing error that resulted in incorrect reading scores being reported for 355 students in 51 districts on the 2005 Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT).

  • 2/07/06

More Connecticut Students Succeed in Advanced Placement Program [PDF] 69.8KB
More low-income and minority students in Connecticut are taking Advanced Placement courses and more are succeeding on Advanced Placement exams, according to a report released today by the College Board.

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