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July 13, 2017

Hartford Highlights Broadband ‘Homework Gap’

by Christine Stuart | July 13, 2017 4:07pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Students in the North End of Hartford don’t have many options when it comes to accessing the Internet to complete their homework assignments.

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July 6, 2017

Connecticut Joins Lawsuit Against DeVos, Education Department

by Christine Stuart | July 6, 2017 12:40pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen is joining 18 other attorneys general in suing U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the U.S. Education Department for abandoning a rule to hold colleges and universities accountable for abusive practices that helped them capitalize on federal student loans.

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July 5, 2017

Advocates Say Political Climate Is Contributing To LGBTQ Discrimination

by Christine Stuart | July 5, 2017 3:05pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — It wasn’t necessarily a call for more legislation Wednesday, but it was a call to action at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.

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June 30, 2017

News Laws Go Into Effect July 1

by Christine Stuart | June 30, 2017 12:09pm

(Updated 3:53 p.m.) Starting Saturday, a dozennew laws go into effect, including one that seeks to end cash-only bail for certain misdemeanors.

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June 23, 2017

OP-ED | School Year in Review: DeVos Receives Failing Grade

by Barth Keck | June 23, 2017 5:30am

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Another school year has come to an end. As I look back, one persistent image in my mind is U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos using a Congressional testimony to dismiss East Hartford High School as “nothing more than adult day care ... a dangerous daycare.”

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June 21, 2017

Malloy Immediately Disses Proposal To Study School Funding

by Jack Kramer | June 21, 2017 1:26pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT - A group of educators Wednesday called for a new long-term plan for the state to address its constitutional obligation to fund Connecticut’s public schools, stating the governor and the legislature should hold off on radical funding changes until a study is completed.

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June 9, 2017

OP-ED | Ray Dalio Wakes to Smell the Coffee: When Algorithms Don’t Tell the Whole Story

by Sarah Darer Littman | June 9, 2017 7:59am

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Ray Dalio, chairman and chief investment officer of Westport hedge fund Bridgewater Associates, appears to have belatedly woken up and smelled the coffee — expressing concern about President Trump’s propensity to seek conflict rather than cooperation.

This marks a change from a month after the election, when Dalio appeared encouraged by aspects of the Trump presidency:

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June 2, 2017

After 2 Hours of Debate, Dreamer Legislation Is Tabled

by Christine Stuart | June 2, 2017 10:00pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The Senate tabled debate Fright night on a bill that would have given undocumented immigrant students the opportunity to apply for college financial aid.

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June 1, 2017

Dreamers Continue Advocacy Effort

by Jack Kramer | June 1, 2017 11:00am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Trying to pass legislation to give immigrant students access to financial aid at Connecticut’s public colleges and universities has always been a toss-up issue, and the recent arrest of a member of a group leading the fight for the legislation may have added another roadblock.

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May 30, 2017

State Officials Say DeVos Should Have Done Her Homework

by Christine Stuart | May 30, 2017 12:35pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie EAST HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman stood with members of the East Hartford community Tuesday to question whether U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos had done her homework and invited her to visit the school she painted with such a broad brush last week.

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