October 15, 2015

School funding trial will look at preschool, too

Original article from The Connecticut Mirror by Jacqueline Rabe Thomas

Should the state be responsible for preparing children for kindergarten so they show up ready to learn?

That question will be argued as part of a trial in state court in January. Among other things, the trial will explore the impact preschool education has on school readiness and whether the state is offering preschool to enough children.

Hartford Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawsher on Thursday provided a key victory to a coalition of parents, educators and city leaders suing the state when he rejected the state's request to exclude evidence related to preschool from a trial that will determine whether the state is spending enough on education overall.

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