Connecticut lawmakers gave final legislative approval to a wide-ranging bill that attempts to overhaul the state's public education and to close one of the nation's largest achievement gaps between rich and poor.
Gov. Dannel Malloy called it "meaningful education reform," saying the $100-million bill would "allow us to begin fixing what is broken in our public schools." He signed the bill into law this week.
Initially, teachers' unions clashed with Mr. Malloy over the bill. But a compromise between the legislature and the governor was reached late Monday night, May 7, just two days before the legislative session ended.