This report, from the State of Connecticut Board of Regents, provides an overview of college degree and certificate completions, as well as an analysis of postsecondary school plans. Schools' data was released to them in order to improve the effectiveness of the educational system.
This guide lists community resources for physical health, emotional/behavioral health, extended learning opportunities, and family support and engagement. It is targeted toward parents, students, schools, and the greater community.
Executive Summary: Recent reports released over the past few months focus on the educational system in Connecticut, highlighting challenges facing the state with the largest achievement gap in the nation between low-income students and the rest of their peers. In this report, we detail income disparities and poverty concentrations, which disproportionately impact minority students, within the Connecticut region. The reports shed light on the current situation and offer concrete suggestions to close the achievement gap, such as a renewed focus on regional equity.
There is a documented link between health and academic performance; healthier students do better in school. Based on data from 12 randomly selected schools in the New Haven Public school, CARE recommends a collective investment into both health and school reform in order to address the achievement gap and health inequities.