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About Connecticut

About Connecticut

Connecticut has a Department of Education, a State Board, and a State Commissioner. The State Board consists of 14 members appointed to 4-year terms.

Education law and structure

Education law and structure

  • Education in State Constitution: Article 8: Sections 1-4

  • Education in State Statutes: Title 10: Chapters 163-184c

  • State Board Members: 14 Members; Appointed; 4-year term

  • Education Authorities: DoEd: State Board; State Commissioner

Education Leadership

Education leadership

  • State Governor: Ned Lamont

  • State Commissioner of Education: Charlene Russell-Tucker

  • Local school board members: The easiest way to contact your local school board members is to use an online search tool like XQ or simply look up your school district’s website online. There will almost always be a section of the district website listing the names and contact information of your local school board members. If their contact information is not listed, call your school’s office to request that information.

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Education Stats And Facts

  • EdSight reports that for the 2020-2021 academic year, there were 205 school districts in Connecticut. Last year, 513,079 students enrolled in the state’s 1,517 public schools. As for performance, Connecticut has an 88.8% four-year cohort graduation rate. (The national average cohort graduation rate was 85% as of 2018.)

    There are approximately 50,540 students enrolled in Connecticut’s many nonpublic school options.


Here we’ve collected links to additional resources so you can become better acquainted with your state system.