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July 1, 2016

OP-ED | Herbst’s ‘Let Them Eat Cake’ Moment Shows Need for Transparency at UConn

by Sarah Darer Littman | July 1, 2016 10:00am

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Connecticut’s political parties might be increasingly polarized, but there’s one issue upon which they finally reached unanimous agreement: UConn President Susan Herbst has had a “let them eat cake” moment and her Board of Trustees is utterly tone deaf.

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June 29, 2016

Fate of the Old State House Is Uncertain

by Christine Stuart | June 29, 2016 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo By the end of today the Old State House on Main Street in Hartford will close its doors to the public.

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June 23, 2016

Report: Connecticut Ranks 5th Best Place For Children

by Cara Rosner | June 23, 2016 2:00pm

Courtesy of the Annie Casey Foundation Connecticut ranks as the fifth best state in the country for children, though racial disparities persist in the state, according to an annual report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

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June 21, 2016

OP-ED | Will Hillary Clinton Turn Her Back on Public Education if Elected President?

by Joseph Ricciotti | June 21, 2016 4:58pm

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It would appear more than likely that Hillary Clinton will be elected as the next president of the United States come next fall.

She can be thankful in no small part to the major role that the teacher organizations in the nation such as the National Educational Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) played in their early endorsement of her presidency. Public school teachers and parents are fighting the battle of their lives in attempting to hold off the forces of privatization along with the onslaught of charter schools in the nation.

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May 27, 2016

OP-ED | Downwardly Mobile

by Barth Keck | May 27, 2016 10:00am

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I’ve sung this cautionary tune before. Many times. But I can’t stop singing. It’s like I’m some modern day Cassandra, continually bemoaning the scourge of the smartphone, only to be ignored.

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OP-ED | Will New Overtime Rules Really Help Workers?

by Terry Cowgill | May 27, 2016 5:30am

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Do you think you deserve a raise but your boss doesn’t or says s/he can’t afford it? Who doesn’t? The best way to get a raise would be to convince your boss of your worthiness. If all else fails, there is the government.

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May 26, 2016

Vo-Tech Employees Laid Off

by Jack Kramer | May 26, 2016 1:03pm

shutterstock Thirteen more state workers, all vocational-technical employees in the Department of Education, received pink slips on Wednesday

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May 20, 2016

OP-ED | Not All Teachers Are So Disconsolate

by Barth Keck | May 20, 2016 10:00am

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Teaching is a career that offers intrinsic rewards not often found in other professions. Helping kids learn and watching them succeed is an immensely gratifying experience. So why are some teachers steering people away from the career?

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May 13, 2016

OP-ED | Garbage In, Garbage Out: A Reminder for PEAC and the State Board of Education

by Sarah Darer Littman | May 13, 2016 1:00pm

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In computer programming 101 they teach the term, “Garbage In, Garbage Out,” and it’s commonly known as “GIGO.” In other words, no matter how great the logic in your program, if you input poor data, you’re going to get a bad result.

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May 10, 2016

ECSU Dreamers Get A Boost From Scholarship Program

by Jack Kramer | May 10, 2016 1:13pm

Jack Kramer/CTNewsjunkie photo Up to 100 immigrant students from Connecticut will now be eligible to get, for the first time, part of their education paid for with scholarship money.

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