On Dec. 22, 2014, Danbury Patch published an article by Wendy Ann Mitchell t0 highlight the Shelter Rock School, a traditional public school in the city that ConnCAN awarded as a “Success Story” that year:
Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now (ConnCAN) is a statewide education advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all children have access to great schools regardless of race, family income or zip code. Since 2007, it has published School Report Cards based on academic performance. It highlights schools that are providing their students a high-quality education and ensuring that all students have a chance to succeed.
“They are delivering great results for the kids here,” said ConnCAN CEO Jennifer Alexander about Shelter Rock.
To be a ConnCAN success story, a school must meet certain requirements, such as enrolling more minority students and more low-income students than the state average; at least one group must have performed above the overall state average; and maintain a grade of “C” or higher overall and also for African American, Hispanic and low-income students.