New Law Protects Children from Abuse by School Employees

By |July 14th, 2011|

Just last week, the Governor signed Public Act 11-93, imposing new requirements intended to protect children from abuse by school employees. The law adopts recommendations made in a report issued in July 2010 by the Office of the Child Advocate and the Attorney General

Education Committee to Consider Legislation Closing Loopholes on Teacher Background Checks

By |February 23rd, 2011|

The Connecticut legislature’s Committee on Education will hold a public hearing today to consider Raised Bill 6326, An Act Concerning the Response of School Districts and The Departments of Education and Children and Families to reports of Child Abuse and Neglect. If passed, the bill would implement the recommendations of the Child Advocate’s report

Deadline Extended for Comment on Special Education Regulations

By |November 4th, 2010|

he State Department of Education has extended the deadline for responding to proposed revisions to the special education regulations. Any member of the public can comment on the proposed revisions to the special education regulations either by testifying at a public hearing or submitting written comments to the State Department of Education

New Law Promises Educational Stability for Children in DCF Care

By |July 1st, 2010|

Effective today, children placed in foster care or other out-of-home care by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) can stay in the school they were attending when they were removed from their home, rather than changing schools based on where they are placed. Until now, children who entered state care were required to enroll in school

In-School Suspension Law Should Not Be Delayed

By |April 12th, 2010|

Three years ago, the Connecticut legislature passed a law, Public Act 07-66, to require suspensions of students to occur in school unless “the administration determines that the pupil being suspended poses such a danger to persons or property or such a disruption of the educational process that the pupil shall be excluded from school during the period of suspension.”
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