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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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March 16, 2017

New Bipartisan Coalition Calls For Action on Education Funding

by Christine Stuart | March 16, 2017 11:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — A new nonprofit organization is trying in a bipartisan manner with “out of the box voices” to convey the urgency of coming up with a formula for how the state funds education.

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March 15, 2017

OP-ED | Setting The Record Straight On A Special Education Co-op

by Kate Roy | March 15, 2017 10:43pm

In his March 15 op-ed, “Confronting the Scheme to Gamble With Connecticut Special Education Funds,” Robert Cotto Jr. makes a number of factually inaccurate claims, and uses a “greatest hits” compilation of logical fallacies, to argue against the creation of a Special Education Predictable Cost Cooperative, which will protect students, improve cost predictability, and increase equity for our state’s school districts and communities.

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Dreamers Get One Step Closer To Accessing College Financial Aid

by Jack Kramer | March 15, 2017 4:00pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT - Two bills that would give undocumented immigrant students access to financial aid at Connecticut’s public colleges and universities passed the Higher Education Committee and Employment Advancement Committee Wednesday.

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OP-ED | Confronting the Scheme to Gamble With Connecticut Special Education Funds

by Robert Cotto Jr. | March 15, 2017 5:30am

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As the state considers the risk of adding a new casino, Connecticut must beware of another plan to gamble with funds for students with disabilities. Based on its flawed analysis of special education, the plan could be a jackpot for profiteers and charter school entrepreneurs. We must stop this scheme and consider better alternatives.

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March 13, 2017

Advocacy Group Asks Lawmakers To Consider Taxing Sugary Beverages

by Christine Stuart | March 13, 2017 11:30am

Trong Nguyen via Shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — A progressive advocacy group is recommending the Connecticut General Assembly consider a tax on sugary beverages in order to fund a welfare-to-work program that subsidizes child care for low-income families.

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March 8, 2017

OP-ED | For My Son? Let’s Give Him Every Possible Opportunity to Succeed

by Monisha Lee | March 8, 2017 11:00pm

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As a mother, the thing that’s most important to me is giving my son Sa’Jai every possible opportunity to succeed. He’s only four years old right now, but it’s clear that the education he gets starting at this age will determine the path he takes for the rest of his life.

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