January 29, 2015
by Susan Bigelow | January 29, 2015 7:00pm
Whoever thought stormwater would ever be such a contentious issue? But new state regulations on just that have been at the center of the latest round of contention between the state and our municipalities, all because of unfunded mandates.
January 27, 2015
by Barth Keck | January 27, 2015 10:30pm
Recently, several of my students were confused by a question on a Media Literacy test.
The question involved a cartoon by Andy Singer titled “Advertising in Literature” in which he imagines classic novels like “The Grapes of Wrath” incorporating statements such as, “Tom Joad leaned down and untied the laces of his new yellow Nike Air Jordans.”
January 22, 2015
by Ellen Shemitz | January 22, 2015 6:15pm
I applaud President Obama for his State of the Union remarks this week for at least two reasons. First, he laid out the economic imperative of investing in the health and education of our children. Second, he called for specific policies that will make a concrete difference for children and families today and into the future — nationally and in Connecticut.
January 21, 2015
by Hugh McQuaid | January 21, 2015 1:48pm
A small group of lawmakers and advocates began a difficult push Wednesday — asking the state to help fund a new apprenticeship program during a session when the legislature is focused on making difficult budget cuts.
January 13, 2015
by Christine Stuart | January 13, 2015 5:30am
In December, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy had little hope that a private hospital chain would come back to the table to buy five Connecticut hospitals, but on Monday he extended an invitation to the CEO of the Texas-based chain to sit down with his chief of staff.
January 9, 2015
by Sarah Darer Littman | January 9, 2015 8:00am
Dumping embarrassing news on the eve of a holiday is becoming a habit for the Malloy’s administration — and there’s been plenty of it to ring in the inauguration of his second term.
Late last Friday it was the release of the FUSE/Jumoke investigation report, which revealed financial mismanagement, nepotism, and misuse of public funds by a charter operator lauded by the Malloy administration. But the most disturbing part of this whole affair is that it reveals how millions of our taxpayer dollars are being handed out to private entities with little or no due diligence based on the recommendation of a closed, closely entwined loop of foundations, political allies, and corporate beneficiaries.
What investigating attorney Frederick L. Dorsey left out of his report, perhaps because he was hired by the state Department of Education, is how the department and the state Board of Education and so many others enabled Michael Sharpe in his unethical endeavors.
January 8, 2015
by Jennifer Swift | January 8, 2015 5:30am
Among topics noted by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in his inauguration and State of the State speeches Wednesday was education.
January 5, 2015
by Christine Stuart | January 5, 2015 1:08pm
Late Friday afternoon the state Education Department released a 99-page investigation by a special investigator it hired to look into the finances, governance, familial relationships, property, and operations of a Hartford charter school organization.
by Christine Stuart | January 5, 2015 12:13pm
by Christine Stuart | January 5, 2015 5:29am
It wasn’t the recent boost in salary for the University of Connecticut’s president that prompted state Rep. Gail Lavielle to propose legislation to require more transparency from the University of Connecticut Foundation.