• School Scores: NWEA Testing Results

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

    One of the initiatives Superintendent Cooper has undertaken since coming to New Britain was the implementation of NWEA testing software district wide. This tool has allowed both teachers…

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  • 2013-2014 Attendance to Date

    Friday, February 28, 2014

    One issue that has plagued New Britain for a long time was attendance. Obviously students tend to not do well academically when they are chronically absent. That is…

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  • Budget History

    Monday, February 24, 2014

    Many people have expressed concerns over the Board of Education’s budget request, and I understand why. After nearly a decade of being told we need more money the…

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  • Thoughts on Roosevelt Middle School

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

    Last night (February 11, 2014), the Board voted to close Roosevelt as a Middle School, transitioning the students from Roosevelt into Slade and Pulaski next year, and re-purposing…

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  • A Statement on the Budget

    Sunday, January 26, 2014

    Many people have been highly critical of my decision, and the decision of my Republican colleagues, to forward Superintendent Cooper’s budget request to the Board of Finance and…

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School Scores: NWEA Testing Results

One of the initiatives Superintendent Cooper has undertaken since coming to New Britain was the implementation of NWEA testing software district wide. This tool has allowed both teachers and administrators far faster access to important student assessment data. It also is building our capacity, as a district, to make honest comparisons regarding student performance from year to year. Read More

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2013-2014 Attendance to Date

One issue that has plagued New Britain for a long time was attendance. Obviously students tend to not do well academically when they are chronically absent. That is why it is nice to see that the majority of our schools have attendance over 92%. Read More

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Budget History

Many people have expressed concerns over the Board of Education’s budget request, and I understand why. After nearly a decade of being told we need more money the same story starts to grow old. After nearly a decade without any transparency attempting to convince people that things are now different is an uphill battle. A frequent contributor to the comment section of the New Britain Herald has recently been demanding more transparency from the Board.

While I do not speak for the entire Board, I campaigned on the promise of being more accessible and open with the public. So here is some detailed information on the funding for New Britain schools from 2007-2012. Read More

News

Property Owners and Schools

Monday, July 8, 2013

The below is a copy of a column that originally appeared in the New Britain City Journal on August 3, 2012. Recently released test scores for the New…

Communities Rely on Education

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Education is the a cornerstone of ┬ámodern American society and democracy. Everywhere we look communities are being judged by the quality of the education they provide to their…