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May 18, 2017

Dreamers Push, But Speaker Says He Doesn’t Have The Votes

by Jack Kramer | May 18, 2017 4:13pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — With less than three weeks to go until the end of the General Assembly session, proponents of two bills that would give undocumented immigrant students access to financial aid at Connecticut’s public colleges and universities are putting on the full court press for passage.

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May 12, 2017

OP-ED | Capital Prep Admissions Debacle Teaches Valuable Lessons

by Barth Keck | May 12, 2017 5:30am

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The first news bomb hit on May 3 when the Hartford Courant reported “10 cases of student-athletes who were admitted” to Hartford’s Capital Preparatory Magnet School “outside the blind lottery system.”

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May 11, 2017

College Professors, Students Pan Proposed Consolidations, Tuition Increases

by Jack Kramer | May 11, 2017 3:26pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT - An overflow crowd packed Thursday’s Board of Regents meeting to criticize a money-saving plan that calls for both tuition increases and consolidations of the state’s regional and community college system.

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May 4, 2017

Senate Gives Final Passage To Three Bills Wednesday

by Christine Stuart | May 4, 2017 9:58am

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT— The House and Senate may not have a budget, but they’ve been able to give final passage to a few bills already this year.

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May 1, 2017

State Board of Education Member Charged With 4 DUI’s Still Missing

by Christine Stuart | May 1, 2017 11:02am

Courtesy of the State Board of Education website A member of the state Board of Education who is facing a warrant for his arrest has been missing since last month.

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April 28, 2017

OP-ED | Standardized Test Data Still Too ‘Squishy’ for Teacher Evaluations

by Barth Keck | April 28, 2017 5:30am

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When the State Board of Education voted earlier this month to remove standardized test scores from teacher evaluations, reaction was mixed.

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April 18, 2017

Education, Municipal Officials Lobby Hard Against Teacher Pension Shift

by Christine Stuart | April 18, 2017 2:36pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie WEST HARTFORD, CT — The largest teacher union and the largest municipal lobbying group joined forces this week to pay for a poll to show lawmakers that shifting the cost of the teachers retirement system to cities and towns is unpopular.

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April 14, 2017

OP-ED | Ignoring Science At Our Own Peril

by Barth Keck | April 14, 2017 5:30am

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Last week was a newsworthy week — at least for this high school English teacher.

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April 2, 2017

OP-ED | In Tough Times Local Leaders Unite & Lead

by Joe DeLong | April 2, 2017 10:00pm

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On Jan. 25, during a press conference CCM commissioned to release its report, “This Is Different - Securing the Future Service Sharing and Revenue Diversification for Connecticut Municipalities,” a reporter asked Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin if the General Assembly adopted the recommendations in the report in their entirety, would the city of Hartford be solvent? The Mayor’s answer: “This would put our city in a position to be stable and I think to become vibrant.”

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March 17, 2017

OP-ED | Giving Statistics A Bad Name

by Barth Keck | March 17, 2017 5:30am

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When the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced last week that 235,000 new jobs were added in February, the first full month of Donald Trump’s presidency, the response from the White House was predictable.

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