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March 29, 2015

Ed Committee Jettisons Charter School Moratorium

by Christine Stuart | March 29, 2015 8:48am

CTNJ file photo The legislature’s Education Committee removed language from a bill Friday that would have prohibited the state from opening new charter schools.

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March 27, 2015

Fallout From Committee Meeting on Sexual Assault Bill Yields More Complaints

by Elizabeth Regan | March 27, 2015 8:30am

CTNJ file photo State Sen. Mae Flexer, D-Killingly, said there is bipartisan confusion within the Higher Education and Employment Committee about a bill she introduced to help shift the way society thinks about sexual assault.

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OP-ED | Yes On MBR Relief, But School Funding Crisis Looms

by Terry Cowgill | March 27, 2015 5:30am

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Common sense isn’t a quality in great supply at the Capitol, but when House Republicans and their Democratic speaker can find common ground on the solution to a problem, then you know you’re really onto something.

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March 26, 2015

State Mulls CPR Curriculum Requirement

by Jordan Fenster | March 26, 2015 9:00am

shutterstock A move to mandate CPR training for students in Connecticut public schools took a step forward Monday with the approval of the legislature’s Public Health Committee.

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March 24, 2015

Dreamers Win Committee’s Support

by Christine Stuart | March 24, 2015 10:37pm

They won the right to pay in-state tuition in 2011 and on Tuesday Connecticut’s undocumented students got one step closer to accessing $100 million in financial aid.

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Higher Ed Committee Says ‘Yes’ Means ‘Yes’ When it Comes to Sexual Consent

by Elizabeth Regan | March 24, 2015 5:53pm

CTNJ file photo A bill to change the sexual consent threshold at colleges and universities across the state from “no means no” to “yes means yes” is one step closer to becoming law Tuesday after it cleared the Higher Education and Employment Committee.

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Speaker’s Task Force Tackles Bilingual Education

by Christine Stuart | March 24, 2015 3:14pm

Christine Stuart photo A task force convened by House Speaker Brendan Sharkey concluded Tuesday that programs for children who are learning to speak English are “woefully underfunded and understaffed.”

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March 21, 2015

Malloy Says He Won’t Support Charter School Moratorium

by Christine Stuart | March 21, 2015 1:50pm

Evan Lips / New Haven Register photo A day after a public hearing on a bill that would place a two-year moratorium on new charter schools, Democratic Gov. Dannel P Malloy said he wouldn’t support it.

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March 19, 2015

Lawmakers Look At Loosening Local Funding Requirements Amid Declining School Enrollment

by Elizabeth Regan | March 19, 2015 6:12pm

Elizabeth Regan photo House Speaker Brendan Sharkey wants to change a state law that restricts local school districts from decreasing their spending — regardless of enrollment decreases — in order to receive the same amount of state funding.

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March 18, 2015

OP-ED | From ‘Sound Bytes’ to ‘Eye Bytes,’ News Consumption Changing for Younger Generations

by Barth Keck | March 18, 2015 3:26pm

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A recent Quinnipiac University poll that found 29 percent of American voters see Fox News as “the most trusted” source for network and cable news coverage was not surprising since it’s not the first time that’s happened.

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