Friday, May 30, 2014
Smith School Breakfast Celebrates Success of “Walking School Bus”

NEW BRITAIN, CT -- Smith Elementary School families and staff took time out on Friday morning, May 30, with a special breakfast to celebrate a successful first year using the “Walking School Bus” concept to get children to school safely. “This concept is a winner across the board for all parties involved, and is yet another tool in the school district’s successful efforts to curb chronic absenteeism – an initiative that the Community Foundation is proud to support,” said Jim Williamson, president of the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Governor Malloy Signs Bills Establishing the Office of Early Childhood and Moving Connecticut Toward Universal Pre-Kindergarten

HAMDEN, CT -- Governor Dannel P. Malloy, joined by Commissioner of the Office of Early Childhood, Myra Jones-Taylor, State Department of Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor, state legislators and local officials, this afternoon signed two bills at the Helen Street School in Hamden that will expand pre-kindergarten for the state’s three and four-year-olds, add dyslexia as a primary specific learning disability for children requiring special education, and formally establish the Office of Early Childhood.