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May 3, 2016

Bill To Improve Disclosure of UConn Foundation Headed To Governor’s Desk

by Staff Report | May 3, 2016 10:28pm

The University of Connecticut’s nonprofit fundraising arm will have to submit an annual financial report to the General Assembly that would become public record, if Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signs the bill.

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April 29, 2016

Dreamers Wear Their Caps and Gowns To Lobby the House

by Jack Kramer | April 29, 2016 5:30am

Jack Kramer photo For the fourth day in a row, members of Connecticut Students for a Dream (C4D) gathered outside the House chamber behind the velvet ropes that separate lobbyists and lawmakers to urge passage of a bill that would give them access to financial aid regardless of immigration status.

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April 20, 2016

Senate Sends Bill To Give Dreamers Access To Financial Aid To House

by Christine Stuart | April 20, 2016 11:10pm

Christine Stuart file photo Connecticut Dreamers cheered Senate approval Wednesday of a bill that gives them access to financial aid at public colleges and universities.

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April 19, 2016

OP-ED | Using Standardized Test Scores to Evaluate Teachers Won’t Solve the Problem

by Barth Keck | April 19, 2016 1:00pm

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Parents in America are not doing their jobs. Kids are growing up spoiled, obese, and irresponsible. Ineffective parenting, quite simply, is putting America’s future in jeopardy.

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April 13, 2016

OP-ED | Redux: The Proposed Closing of UConn’s Torrington Campus

by Audrey A. Cole | April 13, 2016 5:00pm

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Almost since its inception in 1965, the main campus in Storrs, Connecticut, has sought to shut down the Torrington campus of the University of Connecticut. Through the years unsupported and disparaging comments from those same faraway administrators would filter back that somehow the university’s regional campus system did not measure up to the academic standards of the main campus in Storrs. Then, suddenly in early March, the people in the Northwestern Connecticut were given a few weeks to react to the impending permanent closing of the Torrington campus, forestalling any attempt to honestly and fairly discuss and dissent from this decision.

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Malloy’s Budget Proposal Eliminates or Reduces Education Funds for 139 Towns

by Christine Stuart | April 13, 2016 3:00pm

shutterstock Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s revised budget zeroes out funding for 28 school districts in Fairfield County and along the shoreline, and reduces funding for another 111 other towns throughout the state.

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April 11, 2016

State Board Delays Tying SBAC Test To Teacher Evaluations For One Year

by Jack Kramer | April 11, 2016 11:12am

The State Board of Education voted 8-1 last week in favor of delaying for another year the coupling of standardized test scores and teacher evaluations.

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April 8, 2016

OP-ED | Why Tax Yale? Because They Have Money

by Terry Cowgill | April 8, 2016 5:30am

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It’s been said before that Connecticut has become a national laughing-stock for the perennially ham-handed and futile attempts legislators make to quell our state’s permanent fiscal crisis and create jobs. Unfortunately, the General Assembly’s latest harebrained revenue scheme does little to dispel that image.

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April 7, 2016

Bill Allowing New Haven To Tax Yale Moves Forward

by Christine Stuart | April 7, 2016 4:33pm

Christine Stuart file photo A bill that would pave the way for the city of New Haven to be able to tax some of Yale University’s property cleared its first hurdle Thursday when it was approved 28-22 by the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee.

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OP-ED | Fund Public Charter Schools Fairly

by Jermaine Smith | April 7, 2016 11:30am

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There’s a lot at stake for Bridgeport students in the upcoming budget negotiations in Hartford.

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