Public Act 12-116 establishes a Commissionerís Network to provide new resources and flexibilities to improve student achievement in the stateís lowest performing schools. The Commissionerís Network is designed as a partnership between local stakeholders and the state and will serve as a vehicle for innovative initiatives, a platform for sharing effective practices, and a model for other schools and districts throughout the state.
Statute permits the Commissioner to select up to 25 schools for the Network over the next three years: most schools will be selected to join the Network for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years, but a limited number of schools will be considered to join the Network for 2012-13. Network turnaround plans will include intensive and transformative strategies that are necessary to turnaround schools that, to date, have been insufficiently successful in their improvement efforts.
Commissioner's Network Guidelines [PDF]
Commissioner's Network Turnaround Plans
High School in Community, New Haven [PDF
James J. Curiale School, Bridgeport [PDF
John B. Stanton School, Norwich [PDF
Thirman Milner School, Hartford [PDF
August 9, 2012 - State Board of Education Approves Four Commissioner's Network Turnaround Plans [PDF]
June 22, 2012
- Four Districts Invited to Develop School Turnaround Plans for Commissioner's Network Consideration [PDF
Michelle L. Rosado
Connecticut State Department of Education
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