July 31, 2015
by Christine Stuart | July 31, 2015 5:29am
The Auditors of Public Accounts released a report Thursday that found that the Department of Children and Families made repeated mistakes when it came to tracking purchases, employee start times, and food.
July 20, 2015
by Christine Stuart | July 20, 2015 2:26pm
The House needed 101 votes to override Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s veto of a bill that outlined qualifications for a state Education Commissioner, but only 62 lawmakers voted in favor of an override Monday.
July 17, 2015
by Christine Stuart | July 17, 2015 12:36pm
Despite pressure from one of the teacher unions, House Speaker Brendan Sharkey announced Friday that there wasn’t enough support to override any of Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s nine vetoes.
by Susan Bigelow | July 17, 2015 9:00am
I winced when I saw the headline about Windsor voters rejecting their town’s budget for the fourth time. Turnout for a referendum that will likely cause layoffs and school cuts was an appallingly low 20 percent.
This can’t go on.
Tags: Windsor, budget, towns, municipal spending, alliance districts, referendum, Susan Bigelow, dh
by Terry Cowgill | July 17, 2015 5:30am
While the freedom-of-information outlook has often been rather grim during the transparency-challenged Malloy administration, the General Assembly’s regular session finished up with some encouraging news.
Tags: FOI, FOI Commission, OGA, charter schools, FUSE, jumoke academy, michael sharpe, terry cowgill, dh
July 16, 2015
by Barth Keck | July 16, 2015 5:30am
If I had known how complicated my path to teaching would be when I decided to change careers 25 years ago, I might not be a teacher today.
July 15, 2015
by Madeline Stocker | July 15, 2015 3:11pm
July 13, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | July 13, 2015 3:31pm
July 10, 2015
by Sarah Darer Littman | July 10, 2015 12:00pm
I’ve been commenting privately for years that the unions don’t need the Koch Brothers to destroy them — they are doing a good job of that themselves by working against the interests of their own rank-and-file membership. I speak in particular of AFT President Randi Weingarten, who reportedly pulled in an AFT income of over half a million dollars in 2014, while the average teacher salary in the United States has declined by 2.3 percent since 2000 to $56,689.
Tags: AFT Connecticut, Randi Weingarten, Dan Malloy, unions, dh
by Jeremiah Grace | July 10, 2015 8:00am
Connecticut taxpayers invest in a number of public services that make our lives better — police and fire departments for our communities, public parks, roads, and mass transit, and the single most important investment: public education. Charter schools are a member of that public school system, and this year, state lawmakers changed the law to make them even better for taxpayers, communities, and importantly, the families who need them.