Advocates Ask State to Improve Response to Vulnerable Students
January 21, 2021
Connecticut officials have data showing how much school the state’s most vulnerable students are missing
when they switch to remote learning, and advocates are calling on Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration to do something to close those gaps.
The data shows that Connecticut’s homeless, special education, low-income and English-learning students are missing up to twice as much school as their peers when they learn entirely from home and are also twice as likely to be learning remotely.
State Child Advocate Sarah Eagan and CCA Director Martha Stone are asking the state Department of Education to look more closely at its data …