The Bureau of Certification is currently experiencing technical issues with the clearing of criminal background checks for issuance of educator certifications, authorizations, and permits. We are currently working to resolve this issue with our state partners and hope to have this situation rectified as soon as possible. Thank you.

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Governor Ned Lamont, Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) Commissioner Charlene M. Russell-Tucker, and Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) Commissioner Danté Bartolomeo announced several new multi-agency initiatives designed to address educator shortages. The programs will support the creation of a new teacher apprenticeship program; provide more investment in the paraeducator program and expand existing high school grow-your-own programs. 


Press Release: Governor Lamont Announces Targeted State Investments and Agency Collaboration to Increase in School Staffing



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