March 7, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid & Brian McCready | March 7, 2014 6:30pm
The Consumer Protection Department will not revoke the marijuana growers license of a Fairfield company whose manager failed to disclose that he had a similar permit revoked in Boulder, Colo. two years ago.
by Hugh McQuaid | March 7, 2014 4:47pm
Despite requests to reschedule by open government groups, two legislative committees are poised to move forward with simultaneous public hearings Monday on the same proposal impacting public access to records.
by Hugh McQuaid | March 7, 2014 2:59pm
It was difficult to separate politics from policy Friday as a non-profit institute founded by Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley released a set of recommendations on urban policy after an introduction by the candidate.
by Doug Hardy | March 7, 2014 2:18pm
It’s no secret these days that the news industry — which plays an absolutely crucial role in our democratic process at every level — has been badly disrupted. The cause of this is not only the rise of the Internet and the resulting destruction of print’s monopoly on distribution.
by Christine Stuart | March 7, 2014 1:09pm
by Susan Bigelow | March 7, 2014 8:24am
The traveling circus that is a visit from the President of the United States arrived in town this week, and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy got to play the ringleader. It’s nice work, if you can get it, and it was the highlight of one of the better political weeks the governor has had.
by Terry D. Cowgill | March 7, 2014 5:30am
All the talk we’ve heard lately about how much to tax during an election year is hardly surprising, given the whopper of a tax increase Dannel Malloy signed into law not long after becoming governor. But an even more interesting question is whom to tax.
Tags: Brendan Sharkey, Yale, property taxes, nonprofits, New Haven, PILOT, Terry D. Cowgill, dh
by Christine Stuart | March 7, 2014 5:30am
March 6, 2014
by Sarah Darer Littman | March 6, 2014 11:07pm
One of the oft-stated goals of education reform is to ensure that students are “college and career ready.” Like “excellence,” it’s probably one of the most over-used phrases in the education reform movement.
But as I’ve asked before, what does this phrase really mean? Do our policy makers even know? Judging by their actions of late, I’m starting to think they don’t.
On March 18, the window opens for field tests of the new Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, the computer-based adaptive test that will go live next year to replace the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) and Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT).
Tags: SBAC testing, CCSS, Common Core, dh
by Hugh McQuaid | March 6, 2014 4:07pm
Recommendations drafted after months of contentious meetings by a task force on balancing privacy and public disclosure will get public hearings in two key legislative committees Monday. Both hearings are currently scheduled for 1 p.m.