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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
|CT Equity Plan Districts|
|District Name||2013-14 Enrollment|
|20% of CT State Enrollment||105,633|