January 2016

Connecticut Ranks Near Top in 2016 State of the States Report Card

See how Connecticut compares to other states in Education Week's Quality Counts report

Connecticut public education ranked fifth in the nation, with a grade of B- in the 2016 Education Week State of the States report card.

The nation received an overall grade of C, with Massachusetts earning the top score with a B+, followed by New Jersey, Vermont, Maryland, and Connecticut. At the other end of the spectrum, Nevada, Mississippi, and New Mexico received Ds.

The annual report, now in its 20th year, gives a report card on the state of education for the nation and states. This year, it also ranked public schools across the country on three key areas: chance for success, K-12 achievement, and school finance.

Connecticut ranked third in school finance, fourth in chance for success and twelfth in K-12 achievement.

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