On March 8, 2017, The Hour published an article by Kevin Schultz on the launch of ConnCAN’s Board Watch program in Norwalk:

After decades of ensuring its students are making the grade, the Board of Education will be given a letter grade for its own performance.

This comes as members of ConnCAN, a statewide education advocacy group, gathered with city and school district officials Tuesday afternoon in City Hall to launch its watchdog program called Board Watch, in which community volunteers will attend Board of Education meetings to evaluate the board’s effectiveness through the lenses of transparency, civility and accountability.

“We are so excited to launch Board Watch today to empower local parents and citizen volunteers to be more engaged in discussions and decisions made by local school boards and to better inform the public about how their school board is performing,” said Jennifer Alexander, ConnCAN’s CEO.

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