Herron Keyon Gaston

State Senator

Herron Keyon Gaston

Deputy Majority Leader

Empowering Communities, Driving Change

October 20, 2023

Senator Gaston Welcomes Over $1 Million To Support Tutoring In Bridgeport Schools

HARTFORD, CT – Today, state Senator Herron Keyon Gaston (D-Bridgeport) welcomed an announced $1,070,514 in funding to Bridgeport based schools 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.

“This funding allows for middle school and high school students to receive the extra care and attention they need in their mathematical studies,” said Sen. Gaston. “It is an honor for schools in Bridgeport to receive this funding as it will help to boost a child’s resources in the classroom. Students that need a little extra help in math will be provided the opportunity for tutoring lessons.  Big thankyou to the State Department of Education for investing in our education system.”

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 on how to most effectively support students.

To learn more about the Connecticut High-Dosage Tutoring Program, visit this link: https://portal.ct.gov/sde/covid19/acceleratect/high-dosage-tutoring.