April 16, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | April 16, 2015 3:19pm
Educators from Massachusetts and Pennsylvania joined a Hartford principal Thursday to talk about “turnaround” schools during a forum before the legislature’s Education Committee.
April 15, 2015
by Christine Stuart | April 15, 2015 2:47pm
April 14, 2015
by Christine Stuart | April 14, 2015 7:34pm
The House followed the state Senate’s lead Tuesday and passed legislation to block the state Board of Regents from closing a satellite community college campus in Meriden. The measure now heads to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s desk.
by Jordan Fenster | April 14, 2015 9:00am
On Monday, U.S. Rep. André Carson, D-Indiana, announced via Twitter his intention to introduce a resolution expressing Congress’ unambiguous feelings about discrimination against the LGBTQ community. Connecticut’s U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3rd District, immediately retweeted him.
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April 13, 2015
by Christine Stuart | April 13, 2015 1:49pm
Connecticut’s U.S. Senators and U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty said they will seek to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act so that existing professional development funding can be used to train teachers about social and emotional learning.
April 12, 2015
by Barth Keck | April 12, 2015 10:48am
Connecticut has been taking a beating lately in the court of public opinion.
April 10, 2015
by Yamuna Menon | April 10, 2015 2:25pm
by Morgan Thomas | April 10, 2015 11:30am
Despite the value of our work as graduate assistants, the University of Connecticut has blocked our efforts to negotiate health benefits on par with other state employees. Having cut and mismanaged our healthcare, they now refuse to sit down with us to look for a better solution.
by Sarah Darer Littman | April 10, 2015 10:00am
Jorge Cabrera, a Bridgeport native, worked as a community organizer for Excel Bridgeport from April 2012 to January of 2015, when his position as community organizer was eliminated as the organization “realigned organizational priorities for improved impact and resource management.” Excel’s 990’s show declining income and increasing staff salaries in the years leading up to Cabrera’s termination.
Excel Bridgeport portrays itself as a community organization to create support for better education. According to its website: “Excel is building a grassroots movement so that all Bridgeport students receive the high quality education they deserve.”
On its 2010 Form 990 the story is slightly different: “Excel is an education reform organization established to accelerate Bridgeport’s progress toward improved student achievement.” Nowhere on the website or in any of its promotional or tax documents does Excel explain that the organization’s primary activity is the promotion of charter schools. After reading Mr. Cabrera’s op-ed in the CTPost, he agreed to an interview. Our Q&A follows. It has been edited for brevity.
April 8, 2015
by Christine Stuart | April 8, 2015 11:30pm
The state Senate unanimously blocked the planned closure of a satellite community college campus Wednesday and in the process sent a message to the Board of Regents that future campus closures will require legislative approval.