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May 20, 2016

OP-ED | Not All Teachers Are So Disconsolate

by Barth Keck | May 20, 2016 10:00am

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Teaching is a career that offers intrinsic rewards not often found in other professions. Helping kids learn and watching them succeed is an immensely gratifying experience. So why are some teachers steering people away from the career?

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May 13, 2016

OP-ED | Garbage In, Garbage Out: A Reminder for PEAC and the State Board of Education

by Sarah Darer Littman | May 13, 2016 1:00pm

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In computer programming 101 they teach the term, “Garbage In, Garbage Out,” and it’s commonly known as “GIGO.” In other words, no matter how great the logic in your program, if you input poor data, you’re going to get a bad result.

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May 10, 2016

ECSU Dreamers Get A Boost From Scholarship Program

by Jack Kramer | May 10, 2016 1:13pm

Jack Kramer/CTNewsjunkie photo Up to 100 immigrant students from Connecticut will now be eligible to get, for the first time, part of their education paid for with scholarship money.

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May 6, 2016

OP-ED | Expect Outcomes of State Expenditures

by Liz Dupont-Diehl and John Emra | May 6, 2016 8:00am

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Youth unemployment is at a record high, especially for urban and minority teenagers, and we know this impacts their lifetime earnings and prospects. Yet at the same time, AT&T and other businesses are struggling to find workers who have the mindset, habits, and skills to help us succeed.

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May 5, 2016

A Day Later, Still No Budget Document

by Christine Stuart | May 5, 2016 4:07pm

Christine Stuart photo Democratic legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced they reached a budget deal on Tuesday at 11 p.m. but they were unable to get the document drafted in time to debate it before Wednesday’s deadline. On Thursday afternoon it still wasn’t publicly available.

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May 4, 2016

Yale Tax Bill Scrapped; Study Next

by Jack Kramer | May 4, 2016 8:24pm

shutterstock Attempts to update legislation that some felt would lead to increasing taxation of properties owned in New Haven by Yale University have been shelved — for now.

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May 3, 2016

Bill To Improve Disclosure of UConn Foundation Headed To Governor’s Desk

by Staff Report | May 3, 2016 10:28pm

The University of Connecticut’s nonprofit fundraising arm will have to submit an annual financial report to the General Assembly that would become public record, if Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signs the bill.

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April 29, 2016

Dreamers Wear Their Caps and Gowns To Lobby the House

by Jack Kramer | April 29, 2016 5:30am

Jack Kramer photo For the fourth day in a row, members of Connecticut Students for a Dream (C4D) gathered outside the House chamber behind the velvet ropes that separate lobbyists and lawmakers to urge passage of a bill that would give them access to financial aid regardless of immigration status.

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April 20, 2016

Senate Sends Bill To Give Dreamers Access To Financial Aid To House

by Christine Stuart | April 20, 2016 11:10pm

Christine Stuart file photo Connecticut Dreamers cheered Senate approval Wednesday of a bill that gives them access to financial aid at public colleges and universities.

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April 19, 2016

OP-ED | Using Standardized Test Scores to Evaluate Teachers Won’t Solve the Problem

by Barth Keck | April 19, 2016 1:00pm

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Parents in America are not doing their jobs. Kids are growing up spoiled, obese, and irresponsible. Ineffective parenting, quite simply, is putting America’s future in jeopardy.

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