Connecticut’s Failing Schools and Their Impact

Right now, nearly 40,000 children in Connecticut remain stuck in chronically failing schools where many students are below grade level in reading or math. Nearly 90 percent of the children attending these schools are children of color and children living in poverty. Across Connecticut, a small but growing number of schools are showing what is possible when children from any background are given the support and tools they need. We highlight the work of those schools in this report, and we make policy recommendations that would help other schools replicate their success.

Publish date: November 2014 Number of pages: 6