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April 16, 2015

Lawmakers Hear Success Stories from Turnaround Schools Across Northeast

by Elizabeth Regan | April 16, 2015 3:19pm

ConnCAN Educators from Massachusetts and Pennsylvania joined a Hartford principal Thursday to talk about “turnaround” schools during a forum before the legislature’s Education Committee.

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April 15, 2015

Librarians Call Upon Lawmakers To Restore Funding

by Christine Stuart | April 15, 2015 2:47pm

Christine Stuart photo Librarians are generally a quiet bunch, but they’re making a lot of noise to help restore funding for a program that was ahead of its time.

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April 14, 2015

House Votes to Block Closure of Meriden Campus; Bill Heads to Malloy’s Desk

by Christine Stuart | April 14, 2015 7:34pm

Christine Stuart photo 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.

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DC NEWS JUNKIE | DeLauro Backs Anti-Discrimination Bill

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

Amendment Would Honor Sandy Hook Victim

by Christine Stuart | April 13, 2015 1:49pm

Christine Stuart photo 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.

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April 12, 2015

OP-ED | New York Makes Connecticut Look Like An Educational Shangri-La

by Barth Keck | April 12, 2015 10:48am

Connecticut has been taking a beating lately in the court of public opinion.

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April 10, 2015

OP-ED | Turning Around Low-performing Schools Must be a Top Priority

by Yamuna Menon | April 10, 2015 2:25pm

Improving student achievement in our lowest-performing schools is a challenge faced by states across the nation.

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OP-ED | Why Is UConn Getting In The Way of Affordable Health Benefits For Graduate Assistants?

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.

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OP-ED | Message Over Policy: An Insider’s Look at Education Reform in Connecticut

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.

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April 8, 2015

Senate Blocks Closure of College Campus

by Christine Stuart | April 8, 2015 11:30pm

Courtesy of Senate Democrats 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.

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