Saud Anwar

State Senator

Saud Anwar

Deputy President Pro Tempore

Working For You

October 23, 2023


Today, state Senator Saud Anwar (D-South Windsor) welcomed an announced $660,000 in funding to East Hartford school districts to support and expand enhanced tutoring to improve student outcomes, especially in mathematics. The funding comes through the state’s High-Dosage Tutoring Program, which is intended to provide students with additional educational opportunities and address education disparities across the state.

East Hartford Public Schools will receive $420,000, supporting tutoring for 336 students, while the Goodwin University Educational Services district, also located in East Hartford, will receive $240,000, supporting the tutoring of 120 students.

“As we work to support students and improve their educational outcomes statewide, I’m heartened to know hundreds of local students will get this key in-school support,” said Sen. Anwar. “I’m grateful to Governor Lamont and the Education Department for their support of our community. This tutoring will provide real advantages for students throughout the school year.”

“The need for robust accelerated learning interventions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has never been greater, and by dedicating this funding to create an intensive tutoring program, we can provide school districts with greater support to identify students who are struggling and connect them with the resources they need to succeed,” Governor Lamont said.

This funding will target tutoring for students in middle and high school with a primary focus on improving mathematics proficiency. It comes as state data shows that while there have been improvements in mathematics education across the state in the last year, more work can be done, and in-person, in-school tutoring is the most effective way to address this learning gap.

Schools receiving the funds are committed to using it to integrate or expand in-person tutoring during school hours, with work beginning by January 2024. The state will also monitor the effectiveness of this tutoring with the intent to inform all school districts in how to most effectively support students.

To learn more about the Connecticut High-Dosage Tutoring Program, visit this link: