ConnCAN is leading an advocacy movement to ensure that all kids in The Constitution State have access to a high-quality education, regardless of their address.

Our work to improve education in Connecticut springs from our belief in the immense potential found within every child and our responsibility as citizen advocates to do everything we can to ensure we have an education system that lives up to this potential.

We strive to be resourceful and nimble as we advance the changes our kids deserve. We aim to see every win—and every setback—as an opportunity to learn what’s working today and envision what might be possible tomorrow. We know we don’t have all the answers and that we can only succeed by constantly testing our assumptions, working in close collaboration with others and investing in an inclusive culture enlivened by diverse viewpoints from across our state.


Our vision is for Connecticut to have the highest-performing, most equitable education system in the nation—a system that provides education leaders with the flexibility needed to pursue excellence and rigorous standards to measure their success, that is supportive of many different types of schools and many paths to success and that empowers parents to be in the driver’s seat of their child’s education.