The State's Education Committee will hold two days of Public Hearings on Governor Malloy's proposed Education reforms next Tuesday, February 21 and Wednesday, February 22. Governor Malloy has declared this the session of education and his reform efforts certainly reflect that sentiment.
An Act Concerning Educational Competitiveness includes reforms to the K-12 system, early care and education and cost sharing. The Public Hearing on Tuesday will focus on changing certification procedures for teachers, evaluation and tenure; establishing a new board to oversee Connecticut's technical high schools; and setting up a way to judge the quality of early childhood education programs. Wednesday's Public Hearing will focus on school funding, charter and magnet schools, state intervention in struggling local schools and the costs and procedures of proving special education services.
If you are interested in testifying email a PDF copy of written testimony to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12:00 P.M. on Friday, February 17, 2012, and include the word "Testimony" in the subject line. Written testimony will be accepted in Room 3100 of the LOB until 9:30 A.M. on the date of the hearing. The committee asks that you submit 30 copies. Written testimony submitted after 9:30 A.M. will not be distributed in hard copy form. Sign-up for the hearing will begin at 9:00 A.M. in the First Floor Atrium of the LOB and will conclude at 10:00 A.M. The first hour of the hearing is reserved for Elected Officials. Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony.