OP-ED: Charter Group Applauds Accountability in Updated Charter Law – CTNewsJunkie.com

By Jeremiah Grace Connecticut taxpayers invest in a number of public services that make our lives better — police and fire departments for our communities, public parks, roads, and mass transit, and the single most important investment: public education. Charter Continue reading OP-ED: Charter Group Applauds Accountability in Updated Charter Law – CTNewsJunkie.com

Opinion: Who let the ‘rats’ in? – Journal Inquirer

By Chris Powell While freedom of information prevailed with some big stuff during this year’s sessions of the General Assembly, legislators still snuck secrecy into bills here and there, and of course did it secretly as well. At least two Continue reading Opinion: Who let the ‘rats’ in? – Journal Inquirer

Is State’s New Transparency Law For Charter Managers Strong Enough? – Hartford Courant

By Kathleen Megan After last year’s debacle involving the Hartford-based Jumoke Academy charter school operation, many legislators arrived at the Capitol this year on a mission to improve the control and regulation of charter schools. A new law, passed with Continue reading Is State’s New Transparency Law For Charter Managers Strong Enough? – Hartford Courant

The charter debate: More schools, transparency and oversight? – The CT Mirror

The billboard in Bridgeport promises students the chance to win a seat in a new charter school opening in August. “Enroll now! Accepting applications for grades 6-12,” reads the advertisement facing the highway. In Stamford, another charter school organization has Continue reading The charter debate: More schools, transparency and oversight? – The CT Mirror