This weekly segment by Democrats for Education Reform CT looks at the top education stories Democrats are watching, providing bite-sized analysis and links to recent articles. This week: Governor Malloy joins our efforts, Camp Philos, and Governor-elect Lamont’s transition team.
The Ed Progressive Governor
It was announced today that Governor Dannel Malloy will be joining DFER’s national advisory board. The Governor epitomizes what it means to be an education progressive, espousing Democratic values that lift people up, fighting for the education policies that will help kids, and relentlessly pursuing what is morally right. We are so honored to have his leadership in our efforts.
Convening of Reformers
Education Reform Now, our 501(c)(3) partner organization, has been hosting Philos in Boulder, Colorado this week. The conference, annually hosted in a new location, convenes influential thought leaders, philanthropists, and elected officials to discuss efforts on behalf of our nation’s schoolchildren. This year’s event has featured Governor Malloy, Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff, Senator Doug McCrory, James Carville, and many notable officials and leaders–focusing on topics such as how adversity and trauma impact learning, diversity, charters, personalization, and plans for 2020.
Governor-Elect’s Transition Team
Preparing to accomplish big things for students, Governor-elect Ned Lamont has been lining up a powerful transition team for education policy (as well as other policy areas). Co-chairing the education policy committee are Yvette Melendez, formerly of the Connecticut State University System, and Fran Rabinowitz, executive director of the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents. Lamont hosted a “policy summit” on Tuesday to kick off these and other policy discussions.