On Jan. 30, The Hartford Courant published an article by Kathleen Megan about the stepping-down of two of Connecticut’s high-impact education policy advocates, including long-time ConnCAN CEO Jennifer Alexander:
Both nonprofit leaders have played key roles in recent years as the state has embarked on various efforts to improve education.
”I think we’ve made a tremendous amount of change in a very short time against really difficult odds,” Alexander said Monday. “You’ve got entrenched political interests protecting the status quo and a worsening fiscal situation. Despite all of these challenges, I think our small team built coalitions and made the case for change and that we had an impact on kids and families.
“I think we’re starting to see glimmers of that play out in pockets across the state in terms of better life outcomes for kids — in college entrance, college persistence, but there’s obviously a lot more to do.”