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March 5, 2015

OP-ED | Ignore The Scare Tactics: Transparency Needed At UConn Foundation

by Terry Cowgill | March 5, 2015 2:20pm

In the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre, we’ve endured a well-organized effort to roll back freedom of information laws. Now we are confronted with a nonprofit fundraising arm of a public university that insists it should be cloaked in secrecy, even as it bankrolls the salaries and activities of leading public officials.

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OP-ED | Spend More Time On Students, Less On Testing

by Sheila Cohen | March 5, 2015 9:15am

For far too long, federal education policy has fixated on student testing, testing, and more testing.

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March 3, 2015

OP-ED | Inhofe’s Actions Show Why Critical Thinking Is Crucial

by Barth Keck | March 3, 2015 9:01pm

James Inhofe is not a high school science teacher. Good thing.

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February 26, 2015

OP-ED | Alert! We are Under Attack! This is Not a Test

by Scott Minnick | February 26, 2015 6:26pm

Our society accepts the sad fact that in our free-market democracy, money influences politicians.

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OP-ED | The SBAC Tests Are Coming ... and Now They Count!

by John Bestor | February 26, 2015 4:00pm

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As local school districts attempt to explain to parents of students the purpose and value of the government-mandated, highly controversial, newly designed testing system that will be imposed upon their children in grades 3 through 8 and 11 this spring, perhaps we should begin to ask questions to better understand whether we want our children to participate in this questionable educational undertaking.

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UConn Defends Herbst Salary, Objects to Foundation Transparency

by Hugh McQuaid | February 26, 2015 1:44pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo University of Connecticut officials on Thursday defended a decision to use UConn Foundation funds to raise President Susan Herbst’s salary, during a hearing on a proposal that would require more transparency from the nonprofit foundation.

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February 25, 2015

Dreamers Get Closer To Accessing Financial Aid

by Sarah Paduano | February 25, 2015 5:25pm

CTNJ file photo After a year-long lobbying effort, undocumented students were able to convince some lawmakers and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy that they should have access to financial aid.

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February 23, 2015

Teachers Union Wants To Get Rid of High-Stakes Tests

by Sarah Paduano | February 23, 2015 5:54pm

Christine Stuart photo The state’s largest teachers union asked lawmakers Monday to reduce “high-stakes” standardized tests, such as the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium or SBAC test, and replace them with “progress tests.”

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February 19, 2015

Governor’s Budget Proposal Strains Higher Ed

by Sarah Paduano | February 19, 2015 11:50am

Hugh McQuaid File Photo Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed budget will put strain on the state’s public colleges and universities and could result in tuition increases, according to the president of the state university system.

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February 18, 2015

OP-ED | Automated Education: This Does Not Compute

by Barth Keck | February 18, 2015 1:44pm

An intriguing story made the news recently: A robot vacuum cleaner  “attacked” a South Korean woman sleeping on the floor, attempting to suck up her hair. Thankfully, the woman was OK after being rescued by local firefighters.

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