Gov. Lamont takes notes from students on how to improve education system

Gov. Ned Lamont was at Wilcox Tech in Meriden Tuesday to discuss ways to improve the state’s education system with students.

News 12 Staff

Aug 27, 2019, 9:16 PM

Updated 1,754 days ago

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Gov. Ned Lamont was at Wilcox Tech in Meriden Tuesday to discuss ways to improve the state’s education system with students.
The governor got plenty of ideas from the high schoolers. Students like Milan Chand, of Newtown, thinks Connecticut should have a statewide network of high school internships.
"I think that's a really good idea because I'm already a part of this one hospital internship that connects students all across Fairfield County in the Western Connecticut Health Network,” said Chand.

Many schools offer those programs now, but in poorer districts like Bridgeport, it's a struggle to keep up. Connecticut's new education commissioner, Miguel Cardona, says he is aware that there is more work to do.
Earlier this year, Gov. Lamont suggested eliminating smaller school systems as a way to level the playing field. But after hundreds of suburban parents revolted, the idea was scrapped. The governor says he'll only encourage schools to share costs.
"I think there are incredible savings there that would improve education. We've got to do it carefully – working with parents, working with superintendents,” says Gov. Lamont.
Most students will head back to school this week, while state lawmakers head back to Hartford in February.
 


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