Gov. Malloy: Millions in Additional Funding Will Assist Struggling School Districts

 

Full-Day Kindergarten, Early Literacy and Additional Student Support Among Top Priorities

Governor Dannel P. Malloy, joined by Commissioner of Education Stefan Pryor, today announced that Alliance Districts are set to receive a total of $132,901,813 in additional funding for the 2014-15 academic year to help implement academic improvement plans. To date, 28 of 30 Alliance District Year Three plan amendments have been approved, with the final approvals expected in the coming weeks.

The Alliance District program is the state's lead initiative to improve student success in the states 30 most chronically struggling school districts and to help close achievement gaps. Since its creation in 2012, the Alliance District program has invested $259,843,832 in Connecticuts high-need school districts.

"A central part of our effort to improve public education is to make sure that districts that need the most help are getting the extra support they need, and that's exactly what the Alliance District programs does," Governor Malloy said. "With this additional funding, districts are doing everything from focusing on early literacy to adding full-day kindergarten. It's a huge step forward, one that is led at local level to the benefit of every child in that district."

For more information, please visit Governor Malloy's website: http://www.governor.ct.gov/malloy/cwp/view.asp?a=4010&Q=551754