On July 22, 2009, CNN published an article to accompany its video coverage of Capital Prep Magnet School in Hartford, Conn., and cited ConnCAN research:
Perry’s demanding approach has yielded big results. The school of just under 300 sixth- through 12th-grade students boasts a near 0 percent dropout rate. That’s a stunning achievement considering Hartford is one of the lowest performing districts in Connecticut, a state with one of the largest achievement gaps between black and white students in the nation. According to the Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now, an educational advocacy group, black students in Connecticut are, on average, three grade levels behind their white peers.