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.”

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