Saud Anwar

State Senator

Saud Anwar

Deputy President Pro Tempore

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February 14, 2023

Sen. Anwar Releases Statement After Stone Academy Closes Three Campuses, Including In East Hartford

Today, State Senator Saud Anwar (D-South Windsor), Senate Chair of the Public Health Committee, released a statement following the announced closing of Stone Academy’s three campuses in Connecticut. The three campuses, including one in East Hartford, were closed today, the announcement coming after the Office of Higher Education found serious compliance issues including unqualified faculty, improper student clinical experiences and recording attendance in its programs. Department of Public Health Commissioner Manisha Juthani said Stone Academy also seems to have done poorly in educating some nursing students.

“At a time when we need nurses more than ever, I’m disappointed in Stone Academy’s closing, but I’m also disappointed in Stone Academy’s lack of proper education among nursing students,” said Sen. Anwar. “The Department of Public Health’s priorities are to improve the state’s health care workforce without compromising patient quality of care, including clinical experience. It’s sad whenever an institution closes, but also frustrating that this institution could not keep educational quality up to standard. I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues to create a strong setup in Connecticut to improve the quality and quantity of health care workers in our state in response to this setback.”