The Alliance District program is a unique and targeted investment in Connecticutís 30 lowest-performing districts. Public Act 12-116 established a process for identifying Alliance Districts and allocating increased Education Cost Sharing (ECS) funding to support district efforts to raise student performance and close achievement gaps by pursuing bold and innovative reform strategies. Each districtís receipt of its designated ECS funding is conditional upon district submission and the Commissioner of Educationís approval of an Alliance District plan and subsequent annual amendments in the context of the districtís overall strategy to improve academic achievement.
The CSDE has identified three priorities for Year 2, focusing on: (1) the transition to Common Core State Standards and next-generation assessments; (2) educator evaluation and support; and (3) interventions in low-performing schools. In addition to addressing district-specific needs and goals, all districts are expected to develop systems, processes, and infrastructure in these three critical areas.
In total, the Alliance Districts serve approximately 213,466 students and 410 schools. Through this program we have the opportunity to transform the educational experiences and outcomes of thousands of traditionally underserved students and families across the state.
Alliance District Resources:
Please contact Morgan Barth, Division Director, Turnaround Office, with any questions pertaining to the Alliance District program and/or application process.
Division Director, Turnaround Office
Connecticut State Department of Education
Telephone: (860) 713-6705
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