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December 8, 2016

Board Members to Officials: Stop Sugarcoating Bad Test Results

by Jack Kramer | December 8, 2016 5:30am

Courtesy of CT-N HARTFORD, CT — State Board of Education member Malia K. Sieve listened for close to an hour Wednesday as her fellow board members and professionals in the field discussed Connecticut’s disappointing results on a well-known nationwide science test.

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December 7, 2016

Herbst Stops Short Of Declaring UConn A Sanctuary Campus

by Kimberly Armstrong | December 7, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst stopped short of declaring UConn a sanctuary campus Tuesday in a university wide email to students.

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December 1, 2016

Advocates Say The Time For A Recovery School Pilot Is Now

by Jack Kramer | December 1, 2016 12:00pm

Jack Kramer photo HARTFORD, CT -  Proponents of funding a recovery high school in Connecticut are setting a goal of launching some sort of pilot program in time for the start of the 2017 school year.

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November 30, 2016

OP-ED | How Should Connecticut Invest in Youth? Listen to the Experts

by Toni E. Walker | November 30, 2016 11:11pm

As co-chair of the legislature’s Appropriations Committee, I have a central role to play in forming our state’s budget. Yet I have never been totally happy with the result.

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November 29, 2016

OP-ED | Proliferation of Fake News Underscores Woeful Lack Of Critical Thinking

by Barth Keck | November 29, 2016 11:23pm

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“Fake news” is all the rage now. Since Election Day, articles have appeared daily, outlining this latest scourge infecting the nation’s news landscape.

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November 19, 2016

No Easy Answers To Budget Deficiencies

by Christine Stuart | November 19, 2016 9:34am

Courtesy of CT-N HARTFORD, CT — The Office of Early Childhood and the Office of The Chief Medical Examiner are among a handful of state agencies experiencing budget shortfalls this year.

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November 18, 2016

OP-ED | In a Time of Misinformation and Lies, Libraries Need Our Support

by Susan Bigelow | November 18, 2016 10:00am

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One of the great promises of the internet was that it would be a conduit for truth; repressive governments would be hard put to stop the flow of news from reaching their citizens. What we’ve gotten instead is a deluge of fake and grossly biased “news” sources that have made it a lot more difficult for us to tell what’s real.

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November 10, 2016

OP-ED | And the Winner Is . . . Confirmation Bias

by Barth Keck | November 10, 2016 9:00am

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The 2016 election is history — mercifully — and Donald Trump will be our next president. While the GOP candidate might have garnered enough votes to take the win, I believe there’s an even bigger winner this year.

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November 3, 2016

OP-ED | Is Anybody Acting Honorably In The Efforts To Improve Public Education?

by Barth Keck | November 3, 2016 4:30am

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It’s been two months since Judge Thomas Moukawsher held center stage for three hours in his courtroom to recite a decision calling for an overhaul of the public school system. Not surprisingly, the decision is still making news.

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November 2, 2016

CCM: Connecticut Continues To Rely Too Heavily On Property Tax To Fund Education

by Jack Kramer | November 2, 2016 10:24am

CCM NEW HAVEN, CT — A new Connecticut Conference of Municipalities report shows the state is more reliant than ever on property taxes to fund public education.

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