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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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September 11, 2014

OP-ED | Pendulum Swings Back On Standardized Tests, History Repeats Itself

by Barth Keck | September 11, 2014 9:00pm


It’s easy to dismiss Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s recent plea to “reduce the time Connecticut students spend taking standardized tests” as an election-year ploy, given the most recent public polls on the topic.

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September 9, 2014

Malloy Would Offer Tax Credits For Student Loan Payments

by Christine Stuart | September 9, 2014 2:09pm

Christine Stuart photo Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was back on the campaign trail Tuesday pitching a proposal to make college in Connecticut more affordable.

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September 5, 2014

Malloy Floats Bold Idea In Speech To Early Childhood Advocates

by Christine Stuart | September 5, 2014 11:00am

Christine Stuart photo Should we pay at-risk parents a minimum wage to attend school with their preschool age children? That’s an idea that Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy floated Thursday during a speech to the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance.

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August 27, 2014

Report: Connecticut’s Living Wage Is $19.08 An Hour

by Christine Stuart | August 27, 2014 12:34pm

A national research group released a report Tuesday that concluded the living wage for a single adult in Connecticut is $19.08 an hour.

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OP-ED | New School Year Brings Renewed Optimism

by Barth Keck | August 27, 2014 5:30am

As another summer ends and a new school year begins, I am optimistic.

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August 22, 2014

OP-ED | It’s Past Time for Transparency at the State Department of Education

by Sarah Darer Littman | August 22, 2014 9:24am

As soon as the Hartford Courant reported that a state grand jury had issued a subpoena for “all emails of Commissioner Stefan Pryor since January 2012,” it was obvious the controversial head of the state Department of Education was on borrowed time. Frankly, I’m surprised he survived this long.

From the start, Pryor presided over a culture of cronyism and opacity, rather than the transparency Gov. “Dannel” P. Malloy promised. 

Take his funneling of $255,000 in no-bid contracts through the State Education Resource Center, for example.

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August 21, 2014

Malloy Boosts Education Funding, Defends Pryor’s Decision To Leave

by Hugh McQuaid | August 21, 2014 3:45pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo NEW BRITAIN — Standing with his outgoing education commissioner, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Thursday new funding for troubled school districts participating in a state-run improvement program.

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August 20, 2014

Biden Lauds Manufacturing, Raises Money In Connecticut

by Hugh McQuaid | August 20, 2014 3:41pm

Office of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Photo The United States is “on the cusp” of regaining its status as the world’s leading manufacturing country, Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday during one of three stops in Connecticut.

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Pryor May Be Departing, But Common Core Is Here To Stay

by Christine Stuart | August 20, 2014 12:43pm

Christine Stuart file photo Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor will be departing his position before January, but State Board of Education Chairman Allan Taylor made it clear that the state is still moving forward with the controversial national standards called Common Core.

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