'Back To School' Looks Very Different Across Connecticut | Connecticut Public Radio

'Back To School' Looks Very Different Across Connecticut

Aug 27, 2020

The first day of school is just around the corner for many Connecticut students, but “back to school” will look very different for families across Connecticut. 

This hour, we hear from from students, parents and educational leaders.

New Haven’s school board has voted to start the school year fully remote. What impact will that have on families?

We also hear from Bridgeport. Classes will reopen fully for students in grades K-8, but staff in the school district have concerns.

Are you a parent or teacher? What does “back to school” look like for your family? We want to hear from you.


  • Reuben Michtom - Rising eighth grader at King Philip Middle School in West Hartford
  • Deborah Roman Madera - Hartford resident; she has a son who is a CREC student in New Britain
  • Yesenia Rivera - New Haven Public Schools Board of Education President
  • Dr. Iline Tracey - Superintendent of New Haven Public Schools
  • Ana Batista - President of the Bridgeport Education Association teachers union in Bridgeport. She worked as a bilingual educator for 36 years.