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August 28, 2015

Education Officials Say Low Test Scores Matched Expectations

by Christine Stuart | August 28, 2015 12:00pm

The statewide test scores for the new Smarter Balanced Consortium Assessment exam show that 55.4 percent of Connecticut’s students are meeting or exceeding the “achievement level” in English, and 39.1 percent are meeting or exceeding the achievement level in math.

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August 25, 2015

OP-ED | At Some Point, the Truth Gets Lost

by Barth Keck | August 25, 2015 5:30am

We live in a fast-paced age where people lack the time – or simply choose not to take the time – to discern true meaning from the glut of information that surrounds them.

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August 21, 2015

OP-ED | New Leadership Needed to End Educational Malpractice Across Nation

by Joseph Ricciotti | August 21, 2015 3:40pm

There is a test and punish fixation in public education today that is an outgrowth of the education policies of the present U.S. Education Secretary, Arne Duncan.

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August 20, 2015

UConn Begins To Close Budget Gap With Layoffs

by Christine Stuart | August 20, 2015 3:14pm

shutterstock The University of Connecticut confirmed Thursday that it started sending layoff notices last month to its employees in Storrs, its regional campuses, and its health center.

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Education Dept. Releases SBAC Test Data Only to Local School Superintendents

by Christine Stuart | August 20, 2015 5:30am

Early Wednesday morning, Department of Education Deputy Commissioner Ellen Cohen sent an email to every school superintendent in the state to let them know not to share the results of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium exam with anyone.

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August 14, 2015

Board of Regents President Announces His Resignation

by Christine Stuart | August 14, 2015 7:44pm

CTNJ file photo The second president of the Board of Regents system, which includes the four state universities, 12 community colleges, and one online college, announced his resignation Friday evening.

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August 12, 2015

Juvenile Justice Advocates Call for Closure of DCF’s Locked Facilities

by Elizabeth Regan | August 12, 2015 1:25pm

Calls for reform of the Connecticut’s juvenile prison system are growing louder now that a coalition of juvenile justice advocates is demanding the closure of the Department of Children and Families’ two locked facilities for youth.

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‘School to Prison Pipeline’ Discussion Sparks Frank Debate

by Madeline Stocker | August 12, 2015 5:30am

Madeline Stocker photo When most people think about the reasons behind high school suspensions, they recall a variety of circumstances — a fight broke out in the hallway, a school prankster got caught in the act, someone vandalized the school cafeteria.

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August 11, 2015

Sales Tax Free Week Starts Sunday; Won’t Be As Bountiful As Past Years

by Cara Rosner | August 11, 2015 11:15am

Despite the state’s looming budget deficit, residents will still enjoy the annual Sales Tax Holiday Week — but they won’t be able to save on as many items as they could in past years.

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August 7, 2015

State Still Diverting Dollars Meant to Prevent Smoking to General Fund

by Elizabeth Regan | August 7, 2015 11:00am

As the state continues to divert money from a tobacco abuse prevention fund to the general budget, advocates working to curb cancer deaths blame lawmakers for failing to support efforts to quit the habit and for opening the door to a new generation of smokers.

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