|In the tradition of Connecticut’s great advocacy movements – from the Connecticut Woman Suffrage Association to Harriet Beecher Stowe and the abolitionists – the Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now (ConnCAN) was founded in January 2005. |
Education entrepreneurs from around the state joined together to found ConnCAN on the fundamental belief that closing the achievement gap requires not only innovative educational models, but also issue-based advocacy that secures systemic change.
Today, ConnCAN has a staff of 13 employees working in New Haven and is hailed as one of the nation’s leading state-level education reform organizations.
|ConnCAN is a platform for Connecticut citizens to effectively speak up for kids. Without the right political climate, great schools will continue to elude Connecticut’s most disadvantaged children. To close Connecticut’s gaping achievement gap, a new ethos of reform must permeate state government, the education establishment, and the wide community of citizens.|