On Sept. 6, 2014, The News Times published an article by Ann Marie Somma on the shifting demographics of American public schools and cited ConnCAN:
Education experts say this change poses several challenges for Connecticut public schools as districts adjust to a growing body of students whose first language is often not English, and who often come from low-income households.
Jennifer Alexander, CEO of the Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now, said the demographic shift means that educators must redouble their efforts to reduce the so-called achievement gap between white and minority students.
“In Connecticut, students of color aren’t being well-served,” Alexander said. “We have the largest achievement gap in the country. Two out of three African-American and Hispanic students can’t read at grade level by third grade.”