Turning the Curve in Reading
The achievement gap in reading has plagued Connecticut for many years, but on April 8, 2014 the Commission—along with the legislature's Black and Puerto Rican Caucus and the state's Achievement Gap Task Force—held a public forum on promising solutions.
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April 23 issue of 'What We're Reading'
Each week, the Commission distributes a free newsletter containing links to news articles, reports, and other documents published in the past week that directly concern the health, education, and safety of Connecticut children. Check out the current issue here. You can sign up to receive future issues here.
The 2014 General Assembly session: Commission testimony and bill updates
Whenever the Commission presents public-hearing testimony on bills before the state legislature this year, we'll post copies of the written remarks here, along with links for checking on a bill's status, reading the text of the bill, and watching any available Connecticut Network (CT-N) video of the testimony.
Looking back at 2013
We've issued our 2013 results-based accountability (RBA) report, which also serves as our annual report. Inside it, you'll find not only a variety of indicators on the status of Connecticut children, but detailed explanations of the Commission's activities last year. Download the PDF.
The WorkPath Fund: Opening Roads to Employment for Connecticut Families
A public-private partnership led by the Commission on Children, the Liberty Bank Foundation, the Workforce Alliance, and the five Connecticut Workforce Investment Boards held a news conference on January 31 to announce the launch of the WorkPath Fund, an initiative aimed at helping Connecticut parents succeed in a still-difficult job market. Read more
'Here to Learn: Chronic Absence and the Achievement Gap'
With research showing that missing 10 percent of the school year—for any reason—can make it impossible for a student to master reading by the end of the third grade, the Commission and its partners held a public forum on November 12 to learn what's being done on the national, state, and local levels to improve attendance. Agenda, PowerPoint slides, and more
On the Cutting Edge
Since its bipartisan creation in 1985 by the state legislature, the Commission on Children has promoted public policies in the best interests of Connecticut's children—and built a long record of success. Learn more