Businesses seek bigger say in education reform

Businesses seek bigger say in education reform

(Hartford Business Journal, 6/26/17)

About a month before Connecticut careened into an extended legislative session to address its fiscal crisis, two industry-backed nonprofits joined forces with the hopes of giving businesses a bigger say in education reform.

The Connecticut Council for Education Reform (CCER) and the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) affiliated in mid-May, hoping to align their areas of expertise so that businesses can assist educators in improving literacy, fostering professional development and establishing other policies that help strengthen the state’s workforce and close the so-called “achievement gap,” which is the difference in educational performance between Connecticut’s low-income and non-low-income students.

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