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September 29, 2014

Largest Education Association Endorses Malloy After One Committee Says Not To Endorse

by Christine Stuart | September 29, 2014 2:27pm

Christine Stuart file photo Connecticut’s largest teacher’s union endorsed Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s re-election bid after closed-door interviews with Malloy, his Republican challenger Tom Foley and Joe Visconti.

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September 26, 2014

OP-ED | Sometimes We Can Just All Get Along

by Suzanne Bates | September 26, 2014 1:00pm

It was clear that Brink Lindsey, vice president of research at Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank, was surprised to find himself on the same panel as the well-known progressive activist Ralph Nader.

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OP-ED | For Teachers: The Devil You Know vs. The Devil You Don’t

by Terry D. Cowgill | September 26, 2014 5:30am

Come Nov. 4, there will be a lot people holding their noses in Connecticut. And it won’t be because of the onset of cold and flu season. The two major-party candidates for governor aren’t exactly the most likeable people in the world, but perhaps their enemies in the education establishment are willing to make amends to thwart an even greater nemesis — the other guy.

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September 25, 2014

Malloy Stands His Ground on Education Policy

by Christine Stuart | September 25, 2014 11:48pm

Christine Stuart photo The most recent public poll shows Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy doing better than his Republican challenger Tom Foley when it comes to education policy, but Malloy’s campaign wanted to further demonstrate his grasp of the issue.

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September 24, 2014

Democratic Lawmakers Criticize Foley’s Education Policies; Foley Defends Market Approach

by Hugh McQuaid | September 24, 2014 12:20pm

Hugh McQuaid photo (Updated 2:56 p.m.) Legislative Democrats mocked a set of education policies outlined by Tom Foley, saying the Republican governor candidate has failed to provide substantive proposals.

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September 23, 2014

Gubernatorial Candidates Focus On Education In Latest Ads

by Christine Stuart | September 23, 2014 12:30pm

This week, two of the three gubernatorial candidates, have decided to focus on education policy in their TV ads and, like the candidates, the ads are vastly different.

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September 22, 2014

OP-ED | Let’s Develop Solutions to Connecticut’s Toughest Problems

by Jennifer Alexander | September 22, 2014 2:30pm

Regarding Sarah Darer Littman’s Sept. 19, 2014, op-ed, “Don’t Let Foundation Money Be A Trojan Horse,” the egregious twisting of facts and history buries the important message at the core of Littman’s argument. Sadly, the piece is also a distraction from the real issue at hand, which is improving schools for all children in our state.

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Connecticut’s Municipal Lobby Focuses on Education Funding

by Christine Stuart | September 22, 2014 1:10pm

In its second report of the campaign season, Connecticut’s largest municipal lobby released a document focused on major issues facing pre-K through 12th-grade public school education funding.

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September 19, 2014

OP-ED | Don’t Let Foundation Money Be A Trojan Horse

by Sarah Darer Littman | September 19, 2014 11:00am

I’ve written a great deal — some complain too much — about the corporate education reform issues in our state. It’s gotten to the point where I feel like Cassandra of Greek mythology, but the reason politicians don’t believe me isn’t because I’ve denied them favors like the Cassie of yore. Rather, it’s because I haven’t given them big enough campaign donations.

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September 17, 2014

New Report Touts UConn’s Impact On State Economy

by Hugh McQuaid | September 17, 2014 2:26pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo The University of Connecticut had a $3.4 billion impact on the state’s economy in 2013, according to an economic report paid for by the school and conducted by Pittsburgh-based consulting firm Tripp Umbach.

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