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April 26, 2018

UConn Grad Student Contract Clears Second Hurdle

by Jack Kramer | Apr 26, 2018 6:05pm
Posted to: The Economy | Education | Mansfield-Storrs

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HARTFORD, CT—A new four-year contract between the University of Connecticut and its 2,200 graduate assistants, which calls for 2 percent pay hike each year, squeaked through the House Thursday by a 73-71 vote.

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April 25, 2018

Financial Aid For Dreamers Close to Reality

by Jack Kramer and Christine Stuart | Apr 25, 2018 8:36pm
Posted to: Education

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HARTFORD, CT —A bill giving undocumented students access to financial aid is headed to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s desk.

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April 24, 2018

Accrediting Agency Rejects Plans To Merge State’s Community College System

by Jack Kramer | Apr 24, 2018 10:30pm
Posted to: The Economy | Education | State Budget

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HARTFORD, CT — A controversial plan to merge the state’s community college system into one accredited body has been resoundingly rejected by the New England Association of Schools and College’s Higher Education Commission (NEASC).

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April 18, 2018

Senate Sends Financial Aid For Dreamers To House

by Christine Stuart | Apr 18, 2018 5:56pm
Posted to: Education | Immigration

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HARTFORD, CT — A bipartisan agreement to give about 3,800 undocumented students in Connecticut the option to apply for financial aid sailed through the Senate Wednesday and is headed to the House.

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Grad Student Contract Heads to Chambers

by Jack Kramer | Apr 18, 2018 12:04pm
Posted to: Education | Labor

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HARTFORD, CT — A new four-year contract between the University of Connecticut and its 2,200 graduate assistants, which calls for 2 percent pay hikes in each year of the agreement, became a strictly party-line issue in an Appropriations Committee vote on two separate bills Tuesday.

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April 3, 2018

Blumenthal Keeps Focus On Gun Debate

by Jack Kramer | Apr 3, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | Education | Branford

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BRANFORD, CT — Although Monday’s town hall discussion with Branford High School students and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal was advertised as one that would tackle a myriad of topics, it was clear from the start that the issue of guns in would dominate.

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March 29, 2018

OP-ED | Students Restore Faith in the Future with ‘March For Our Lives’

by Barth Keck | Mar 29, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Education | Opinion | Public Health | Public Safety | East Haddam | Enfield | Guilford | Hartford | Middlefield | Old Saybrook | Shelton | Stamford | Westport

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When I decided to quit my public-relations gig just six years out of college to become a high school English teacher, it was the best decision I could have made. That was 27 years ago, and teaching has been nothing short of challenging, inspiring, and rewarding.

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March 23, 2018

OP-ED | History and its Discontents

by Susan Bigelow | Mar 23, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Education | Opinion

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West Hartford’s Board of Education just changed Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day on their public schools’ calendar. Depending on who you are, you’re either pleased by the tiny amount of justice for five centuries of conquest and genocide, or you’re furious that, once again, your culture is under attack by a bunch of thoughtless liberals.

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March 21, 2018

DC NEWS JUNKIE | DeLauro Clashes With DeVos on Student Loans

by Peter Urban | Mar 21, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Congress | 3rd CD | Consumer Protection | DC News Junkie | Education | White House

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WASHINGTON — In a testy exchange Tuesday, Representative Rosa DeLauro sharply criticized Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over her decision to pre-empt states from any oversight of private companies that service federal college loans.

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March 15, 2018

OP-ED | State Education Council Promotes Media Literacy at the Perfect Time

by Barth Keck | Mar 15, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Education | Media Matters | Opinion

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It was just another day on Facebook a few weeks back as I scrolled to a particularly provocative post:

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