In order to stay informed regarding actvities in Norwalk, at the State level or in other school districts, around the country, click on the following websites:
norwalkpublicschools.org – New Norwalk School District website with links to the district curriculum, individual schools, school growth plans, BOE meeting minutes, budget, etc.
sidebysideschool.org – Regional public charter school, located in downtown South Norwalk. The integrated Pre- K through 8th Grade student population serves students in Norwalk and neigboring communities. Enrollment is via a lottery system.
vimeo.com/norwalkeducation/videos – Norwalk Board of Education meetings online and other community or civic events centered around Norwalk education.
Connecticut Statewide Reform Groups
conncan.org – ConnCan is an education reform advocacy group based in Connecticut.
Connecticut Council for Education Reform– business and civic leader group focused on state-wide education reform in Connecticut.
State Department of Education
sde.ct.gov – This is the State Department of Education’s Website.
http://sdeportal.ct.gov– This is the State Department of Education’s data portal for accessing individual district statistics, tests scores, research, reports and other pertinent data.
Board of Education Resources
C.A.B.E. Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (C.A.B.E.) provides services and resources to local board of education in the state of Connecticut.
CREC Since 1966, the Capitol Region Education Council (CREC), works for and with member districts to develop a wide array programs and services to meet the educational needs of children and adults in the Capitol Region.
The National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) collects, analyzes and makes data available, related to education in the U.S. and other nations.
The Nation’s Report Card Interactive, graphical report card that illustrates reading and mathematics assessments.
educators4excellence.org – An organization of education professionals, including current and former teachers, para-professionals, and administrators who seek an independent voice in the debate surrounding education reform in New York state.
aft.org The American Federation of Teachers, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO, was founded in 1916 and today represents 1.5 million members in more than 3,000 local affiliates nationwide.
cea.org CEA is headquartered in Hartford with a membership of more than 41,000. CEA members include K-12 teachers in Connecticut public schools as well as retired teachers and college students preparing to become teachers.
Common Cores State Standards This website provides a clear and consistent set of standards for what students are expected to learn in Language Arts and Mathematics, in order to compete in the global economy. Forty eight states have adopted the standards and roll out is expected in the 2014-15 school year.
National Reform Organizations
educationequalityproject.org – National advocacy group focused on closing the achievement gap.
edexcellence.net – Thomas B. Fordham Institute, is a Washington D.C. based non-profit education think tank dedicated to advancing educational excellence.
achievementfirst.org – Network of public charter schools.
edreform.com – The Center for Education Reform.
ed.gov – US Department of Education with links to reports on all aspects of the organizations work including student aid, legislation, statistics, and school locators.
studentsfirst.org – Organization initiated by former Washington DC School Chancellor Michelle Rhee to challenge the educational bureaucracy and put students first.
National Council on Teacher Quality Organization based in Washington DC that advocates for reform in a broad range of teacher policies at the federal, state and local level in order to increase the number of effective teachers.
TR3 Database- Teacher Rules Roles and Rights database that contains the collective bargaining agreements for over 100 school districts across all 50 states and includes compensation, evaluations, hiring, transfers and assignments, layoffs, leave and tenured. Sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.