On Sept. 3, 2014, The Hour published an article by Korey Wilson regarding ConnCAN’s annual Public School Report Cards and the grades earned by Norwalk schools:
Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now (ConnCAN) issued mostly Bs and Cs for the overall performance for the majority of the city’s 19 schools.
The Norwalk school district received an overall grade of C, indicating that it performs at or near the state average.
ConnCAN’s school report cards, which assign letter grades to every school in the state, are designed to help Connecticut families get information about their local schools. The organization assigned letter grades to more than 1,000 public schools throughout the state and 160 districts, using results from standardized exams.
“We’re really excited to release these report cards. We designed them to be tools for families and communities and policy makers to have a clear and honest look at how our schools are doing. We hope it sparks a conversation in Norwalk and across the state about schools, their performance and how we can improve,” said ConnCAN CEO Jennifer Alexander.