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Public Hearing – An Act Concerning Virtual Learning

Posted on March 4, 2021


Dear Friends & Neighbors,

On Monday March 8th, the Education Committee will conduct a public hearing on S.B. 977, “An Act Concerning Virtual Learning.” The stated purpose of this committee bill is “to require the Department of Education to develop uniform standards for the provision of virtual learning in public schools, conduct a comprehensive audit of virtual learning programs in the state and develop guidelines for training educators in the provision of virtual learning.”

This is your opportunity to share your experiences with virtual learning and ideas on how it can be improved. If this topic does not interest you, please feel free to share this information with anyone you think might benefit from it.

The hearing can be watched live on YouTube and may be broadcast on CT-N.

Public testimony can be given virtually via Zoom or written and submitted via email. The deadline to register is Friday, March 5, at 3 p.m.

The Education Committee public hearing for Monday included the following bills:

Register to Testify via Zoom

If you do not have internet access, you may provide testimony via telephone. To register to testify by phone, call the Phone Registrant Line at (860) 240-0420 to leave your contact information. Please email written testimony in Word or PDF format to edtestimony@cga.ct.gov  and copy mark.anderson@housegop.ct.gov.

Additional Information

At the start of the 2021 legislative session, my colleagues and I announced our intention to push for standards and metrics for virtual learning. Read more about that announcement here.