September 26, 2016
by Sarah Eagan | September 26, 2016 5:30am
A paper came from my daughter’s Kindergarten the other day with a list of questions. What motivates me? (Meaning the kindergartener, not the mom). What are my favorite activities? What am I good at? What do I need to work on?
September 22, 2016
by Jack Kramer | September 22, 2016 4:44pm
September 19, 2016
by Christine Stuart | September 19, 2016 5:30am
Even though the state said it would appeal the ruling, a Wall Street ratings firm said the Sept. 7 decision in Connecticut’s landmark education lawsuit would “benefit financially troubled cities” and boost their sagging bond ratings.
September 18, 2016
by Randall Smith | September 18, 2016 11:29pm
An open letter to Judge Moukawsher:
As a teacher in his sixteenth year in education, I wish to offer Judge Thomas Moukawsher both praise and some advice in response to his recent landmark ruling.
September 16, 2016
by Kristi Allen | September 16, 2016 2:36pm
by Terry Cowgill | September 16, 2016 5:30am
From his Olympian perch, Hartford Superior Court Judge Thomas G. Moukawsher last week hurled a thunderbolt at just about everyone you could imagine who works in the field of public education.
September 15, 2016
by Christine Stuart | September 15, 2016 12:13pm
A week after a long-awaited court decision mandated that the state must resolve disparities and shortcomings in education funding, teacher evaluations, high school graduation requirements, and a handful of other policies, Attorney General George Jepsen announced Thursday that the state would appeal.
September 11, 2016
by Barth Keck | September 11, 2016 1:19pm
Judge Thomas Moukawsher’s ruling last week that the state must devise a new formula for funding public schools was not surprising. What was surprising was the wide-ranging scope of his criticism of public schools as well as the exceedingly tight timeframe — 180 days — he gave the state to remedy the problem.
September 7, 2016
by Christine Stuart | September 7, 2016 4:25pm
In a 90-page decision with more than 1,000 findings of fact, Hartford Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawsher said “Connecticut is defaulting on its constitutional duty to provide adequate public school opportunities,” and has 180 days to devise a new funding formula for public education.
September 2, 2016
by Terry Cowgill | September 2, 2016 5:30am
Every now and then, a potentially major news story that could affect everyone in a region just sort of flies under the radar. But time marches on. Or if this particular policy change becomes a reality, time could be sprung forward by an hour.