March 5, 2015
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.
by Sheila Cohen | March 5, 2015 9:15am
March 3, 2015
by Barth Keck | March 3, 2015 9:01pm
February 26, 2015
by Scott Minnick | February 26, 2015 6:26pm
Our society accepts the sad fact that in our free-market democracy, money influences politicians.
by John Bestor | February 26, 2015 4:00pm
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.
Tags: John Bestor, SBAC Tests, common core, Standardized Testing, CEA, mc
by Hugh McQuaid | February 26, 2015 1:44pm
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.
February 25, 2015
by Sarah Paduano | February 25, 2015 5:25pm
February 23, 2015
by Sarah Paduano | February 23, 2015 5:54pm
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.”
February 19, 2015
by Sarah Paduano | February 19, 2015 11:50am
February 18, 2015
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.