As next year’s education-focused legislative session approaches, the state will have to address a lack of adequate data about how well higher education teaching programs are working, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Monday, reports CT New Junkie. After a roundtable discussion on education at Central Connecticut State University, the governor said better teacher preparation will be necessary to improve the quality of Connecticut’s schools and close the wide academic achievement gap between children from low and higher income families. But making those improvements is difficult to do without objective data, he said.

“We’ve been slow about establishing objective standards by which we measure ourselves and you can’t establish them without sufficient data,” Malloy said.

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