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September 26, 2016

OP-ED | Judge’s Ruling Would Leave My Daughter Without An Educational Opportunity

by Sarah Eagan | September 26, 2016 5:30am

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A paper came from my daughter’s Kindergarten the other day with a list of questions. What motivates me? (Meaning the kindergartener, not the mom). What are my favorite activities? What am I good at? What do I need to work on?

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September 22, 2016

Green Party Presidential Candidate Plays To Her Base

by Jack Kramer | September 22, 2016 4:44pm

Jack Kramer photo Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein certainly knew who she was playing to Thursday afternoon when she pushed her signature campaign issue: eliminating student debt.

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September 19, 2016

Wall Street Says Education Ruling Is Good For ‘Troubled Cities’

by Christine Stuart | September 19, 2016 5:30am

Even though the state said it would appeal the ruling, a Wall Street ratings firm said the Sept. 7 decision in Connecticut’s landmark education lawsuit would “benefit financially troubled cities” and boost their sagging bond ratings.

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September 18, 2016

OP-ED | Dear Judge Moukawsher

by Randall Smith | September 18, 2016 11:29pm

An open letter to Judge Moukawsher:

As a teacher in his sixteenth year in education, I wish to offer Judge Thomas Moukawsher both praise and some advice in response to his recent landmark ruling.

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September 16, 2016

Is There Hope for Afghanistan? Afghan Visitor Shares Perspective in Bristol

by Kristi Allen | September 16, 2016 2:36pm

kristi allen / ctnewsjunkie Edrees Kakar has lived a life few people in America can imagine: He has walked through war zones, lived as a refugee for 10 years, and survived a terror attack that killed more than a dozen people.

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OP-ED | Moukawsher: Pundit On The Bench

by Terry Cowgill | September 16, 2016 5:30am

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From his Olympian perch, Hartford Superior Court Judge Thomas G. Moukawsher last week hurled a thunderbolt at just about everyone you could imagine who works in the field of public education.

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September 15, 2016

State Appeals Education Ruling to Supreme Court

by Christine Stuart | September 15, 2016 12:13pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo A week after a long-awaited court decision mandated that the state must resolve disparities and shortcomings in education funding, teacher evaluations, high school graduation requirements, and a handful of other policies, Attorney General George Jepsen announced Thursday that the state would appeal.

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September 11, 2016

OP-ED | Judge Moukawsher’s Disconnect

by Barth Keck | September 11, 2016 1:19pm

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Judge Thomas Moukawsher’s ruling last week that the state must devise a new formula for funding public schools was not surprising. What was surprising was the wide-ranging scope of his criticism of public schools as well as the exceedingly tight timeframe — 180 days — he gave the state to remedy the problem.

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September 7, 2016

Judge Orders State To Make Sweeping Changes To Education Funding, Policies

by Christine Stuart | September 7, 2016 4:25pm

Stephanie Aaronson/Dow Jones In a 90-page decision with more than 1,000 findings of fact, Hartford Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawsher said “Connecticut is defaulting on its constitutional duty to provide adequate public school opportunities,” and has 180 days to devise a new funding formula for public education.

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September 2, 2016

OP-ED | Will New England Time Zone Switch Become A Reality?

by Terry Cowgill | September 2, 2016 5:30am

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Every now and then, a potentially major news story that could affect everyone in a region just sort of flies under the radar. But time marches on. Or if this particular policy change becomes a reality, time could be sprung forward by an hour.

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