Things looking up for Connecticut's education reform program

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Monday, May 20, 2013

The governor’s education reform program, which just completed its first school year, appears out of danger concerning loss of support in the upcoming two-year budget.

Both state Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor and the chairwomen of the state Appropriations Committee agreed that the final proposal will restore much of what the panel had cut from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s request.

Fears for the future of the program, which includes state oversight of turnaround schools, increased support for charter schools and revamped teacher evaluations, arose when the Appropriations Committee released its reworking of Malloy’s 2013-15 budget proposal.

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