by Hugh McQuaid | September 17, 2014 2:26pm
The University of Connecticut had a $3.4 billion impact on the state’s economy in 2013, according to an economic report paid for by the school and conducted by Pittsburgh-based consulting firm Tripp Umbach.
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by Barth Keck | September 11, 2014 9:00pm
It’s easy to dismiss Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s recent plea to “reduce the time Connecticut students spend taking standardized tests” as an election-year ploy, given the most recent public polls on the topic.
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by Christine Stuart | September 9, 2014 2:09pm
Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was back on the campaign trail Tuesday pitching a proposal to make college in Connecticut more affordable.
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by Christine Stuart | September 5, 2014 11:00am
Should we pay at-risk parents a minimum wage to attend school with their preschool age children? That’s an idea that Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy floated Thursday during a speech to the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance.
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by Christine Stuart | August 27, 2014 12:34pm
A national research group released a report Tuesday that concluded the living wage for a single adult in Connecticut is $19.08 an hour.
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by Barth Keck | August 27, 2014 5:30am
As another summer ends and a new school year begins, I am optimistic.
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by Sarah Darer Littman | August 22, 2014 9:24am
As soon as the Hartford Courant reported that a state grand jury had issued a subpoena for “all emails of Commissioner Stefan Pryor since January 2012,” it was obvious the controversial head of the state Department of Education was on borrowed time. Frankly, I’m surprised he survived this long.
From the start, Pryor presided over a culture of cronyism and opacity, rather than the transparency Gov. “Dannel” P. Malloy promised.
Take his funneling of $255,000 in no-bid contracts through the State Education Resource Center, for example.
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by Hugh McQuaid | August 21, 2014 3:45pm
NEW BRITAIN — Standing with his outgoing education commissioner, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Thursday new funding for troubled school districts participating in a state-run improvement program.
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by Hugh McQuaid | August 20, 2014 3:41pm
The United States is “on the cusp” of regaining its status as the world’s leading manufacturing country, Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday during one of three stops in Connecticut.
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by Christine Stuart | August 20, 2014 12:43pm
Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor will be departing his position before January, but State Board of Education Chairman Allan Taylor made it clear that the state is still moving forward with the controversial national standards called Common Core.
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