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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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August 18, 2014

Pryor Won’t Stay For Second Term

by Christine Stuart and Hugh McQuaid | August 18, 2014 12:23pm

Christine Stuart file photo If Gov. Dannel P. Malloy wins re-election, controversial Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor will not be part of the package, the administration announced Monday.

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August 11, 2014

OP-ED | It Doesn’t Take Captain Obvious to Identify A Stacked Deck

by Barth Keck | August 11, 2014 8:00am

Bill Gates might be the most notable celebrity wanting to reform education, but he’s certainly not alone.

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August 7, 2014

UConn Trustees Approve Budget for Tech Park, Road Extension

by Jhansi Katechia | August 7, 2014 5:30am

techpark.uconn.edu The University of Connecticut Board of Trustees approved the budget for two Tech Park projects Wednesday.

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August 4, 2014

State Board of Education Approves New Charter School

by Christine Stuart | August 4, 2014 6:27pm

Christine Stuart photo The state Board of Education expressed skepticism Monday that a new charter school would be able to get up and running before the start of the school year, but nevertheless they unanimously approved the revised plan.

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