NECSN Statement on Commissioner Stefan Pryor

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In response to Connecticut Commissioner of Education Stefan Pryor's announcement that he will not serve a second term as commissioner, the following statement has been issued by Northeast Charter Schools Network Interim President Kyle Rosenkrans and Connecticut Director Jeremiah Grace.
 
For Immediate Release: August 18, 2014
Contact: Bob Bellafiore, 518-928-8471, bob@stanhope-ny.com
 
NECSN Statement on Commissioner Stefan Pryor
 
In response to Connecticut Commissioner of Education Stefan Pryor's announcement that he will not serve a second term as commissioner, the following statement has been issued by Northeast Charter Schools Network Interim President Kyle Rosenkrans and Connecticut Director Jeremiah Grace:
 
"Commissioner Pryor's departure will be a loss for Connecticut and its school children. During his tenure, Connecticut became a beacon for public education reform by expanding access to more high quality public charter schools, increasing funding for turning around perennially failing schools and districts, all while creating a climate of greater accountability for student learning. Connecticut's children have been the most direct beneficiaries of this work.
 
"We thank Commissioner Pryor for his work on behalf of children and wish him well in his future endeavors. Yet no one should forget that closing Connecticut's  achievement gap will require a sustained effort over many years, with all hands on deck. Leaders will come and go but the work remains and we urge whoever is Governor next year to appoint a Commissioner of Education who will work to ensure that every child has access to a quality public school, whether it's a district school or a charter school. There are over 4200 names on charter school waitlists and over 65,000 kids trapped in failing schools that will continue to need the state's leadership.
 
About the Northeast Charter Schools Network:

The Northeast Charter Schools Network is a regional advocacy organization for the more than 200 charter schools in New York and Connecticut. Its mission is to support and expand high quality charter schools in the region.

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