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February 14, 2017

Southern Students Study Trump Presidency In Real Time

by Jack Kramer | February 14, 2017 12:00pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie NEW HAVEN, CT – The dozen students who are taking a new political science course at Southern Connecticut State University focused on the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency all agree there has been no shortage of material to discuss the first few weeks of the semester.

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February 10, 2017

OP-ED | Governor, It’s Time to Stop Dropping Bombs and Start Constructive Conversations

by Sarah Darer Littman | February 10, 2017 12:00pm

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This week, Betsy DeVos, despite her terrifying ignorance of the fact that the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act is a federal law that it will be her job to enforce, was confirmed as Secretary of Education thanks to the tie-breaking vote of Vice-President Mike Pence.

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February 9, 2017

OP-ED | Orwellian? Relegating Animal Farm to Secondary Reading List

by Barth Keck | February 9, 2017 9:00pm

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The recent controversy at Mystic Middle School surrounding the novel Animal Farm is as instructive as it is timely.

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February 7, 2017

‘Dreamers’ Optimistic They Will Win College Aid Fight

by Jack Kramer | February 7, 2017 4:00pm

Ctnewsjunkie photo HARTFORD, CT — Powerful politicians and educational leaders testified Tuesday in favor of bills that would give undocumented immigrant students access to financial aid at Connecticut’s public colleges and universities, but it was testimony of a student who wouldn’t benefit from the legislation that seemed to pack the biggest punch.

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February 6, 2017

Malloy Will Pitch Changes To Education Formula

by Christine Stuart | February 6, 2017 2:16pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie NEW BRITAIN, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy offered a preview Monday of what municipalities and school districts can expect when it comes education aid.

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February 3, 2017

Malloy Proposes Shifting One Third of Teacher Retirement Costs to Towns

by Jack Kramer | February 3, 2017 1:52pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is proposing that municipalities start covering one-third — or $407 million starting in fiscal year 2017-18 — of the teacher retirement costs in the state of Connecticut.

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January 31, 2017

Malloy Offers Carrot To Municipalities Bracing For Budget Cuts

by Christine Stuart | January 31, 2017 1:58pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — It’s still unclear how much state aid Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will give to cities and towns when he unveils his budget next week, but at the very least it will include mandate relief.

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January 26, 2017

Will Fourth Time Be The Charm For Dreamers?

by Christine Stuart | January 26, 2017 5:00pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie It’s the fourth year in a row that Dreamers are trying to get a bill that would give them access to financial aid at Connecticut’s public colleges and universities.

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January 25, 2017

Municipal Leaders Try To Write Their Own Destiny

by Christine Stuart | January 25, 2017 3:17pm

Christine Stuart photo WETHERSFIELD, CT — In anticipation of what Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has telegraphed will likely be reductions in state funding for municipalities, local elected leaders came up with their own proposals to increase taxes and reduce unfunded state mandates.

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January 13, 2017

Teachers Union Critical of Charter School Executive Pay

by Jack Kramer | January 13, 2017 12:35pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT - Armed with a new report, the Connecticut Education Association said organizations managing many of the state’s charter schools are lining their own pockets instead of teaching children and it’s calling on legislators to hold them accountable.

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