Connecticut Equity Plan

Overview

Introduction to Connecticut's Equity Plan

On May 29, 2015, the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) submitted the Connecticut Plan to Ensure Equitable Access to Excellent Educators (2015 CT Equity Plan) to the United States Department of Education. All states were required to submit a plan to the United States Department of Education outlining the steps it will take to ensure that students from low-income families and students of color are not taught at higher rates than other children by inexperienced, unqualified or out-of-field teachers or school leaders.

The Connecticut plan focuses on six overarching strategies:

Strategy 1: Strengthen the Preparation, Support, and Development of Principals

Strategy 2: Strengthen Preparation and Support for Teachers

Strategy 3: Cultural Consciousness and Competence

Strategy 4: Working Conditions

Strategy 5: Examine Effective Use of Per Pupil Expenditures

Strategy 6: Increase Supply of Candidates in Specific Teaching Areas

Connecticut's Equity Plan

An Equity Plan Advisory Group will meet two times per year to adjust strategies, monitor progress and publicly report results. If you are interested in serving on the Equity Plan Advisory Group, please contact Kim Wachtelhausen at: kim.wachtelhausen@ct.gov.

CT Equity Plan Districts
District Name 2013-14 Enrollment
Bridgeport 21,086
Hartford 21,426
New Britain 10,006
New Haven 21,637
Norwich 3,685
Waterbury 18,779
West Haven 5,855
Windham 3,159
20% of CT State Enrollment 105,633