Improve Student Learning, Achievement, and Opportunities

Direct current resources toward programs and strategies that have been proven to increase learning and opportunity.

  • Extend access to high quality pre-school
  • Establish full day kindergarten opportunities
  • Establish tutoring opportunities and other strategies to ensure students' literacy and numeracy proficiency by the end of the third grade
  • Require the Connecticut State Department of Education to develop and disseminate school climate surveys for use by Connecticut schools
  • Expand locally developed school transformation models, such as community schools to reform low-performing schools.

Community Schools

A Community School is at the center of the community — open all day, every day, to everyone — that brings together academics, health and social services, youth and community development and community engagement under one roof, leading to improved learning, stronger families, and healthier communities.


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