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November 10, 2017

OP-ED | Legendary Coach Loses Battle with Cancer, But Her Spirit Lives On

by Barth Keck | November 10, 2017 5:30am

Published with permission courtesy of Opticon, the H-K Yearbook
Working with high school kids is a privilege that comes with substantial responsibilities. That reality was never lost on Patsy Kamercia, longtime physical-education teacher and field hockey coach at Haddam-Killingworth High School in Higganum.

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November 6, 2017

Teachers Union Withdraws Lawsuit Challenging Malloy

by Christine Stuart | November 6, 2017 11:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — A few days before their first court date, the Connecticut Education Association and five municipalities withdrew their lawsuit against the state that sought to challenge Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s executive order.

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November 3, 2017

OP-ED | Economic Fears, State Budget Woes on the Minds of Municipal Election Candidates

by Susan Bigelow | November 3, 2017 9:00am

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I’ve been looking through candidate profiles on CTNewsJunkie’s local election site, Vote.CTNewsJunkie.com, and it’s been a window into the hopes, fears, worries, and priorities of the people in our towns.

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October 30, 2017

UConn President Says Hiring Freeze, Service Reductions On Horizon With Budget Cut

by Christine Stuart | October 30, 2017 10:57am

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — It wasn’t as deep as the Republican budget would have gone, but the cuts to the University of Connecticut and the UConn Health Center are around $143 million over the next two years.

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October 27, 2017

OP-ED | Lessons of Racism for Connecticut High School Students

by Barth Keck | October 27, 2017 4:30am

Friedman-Abeles, New York

I’ve been thinking about this poem by the renowned Harlem Renaissance poet, and not just because it’s the source of the title for Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, a play my sophomore English students began reading this week.

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October 23, 2017

Fourth Town Joins CEA Lawsuit

by Christine Stuart | October 23, 2017 11:07am

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT —The Connecticut Education Association added another plaintiff Friday to its lawsuit against Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and his executive order which eliminates education funding for 85 communities and reduces it for another 54.

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October 17, 2017

OP-ED | Misperception Of Urban Schools And Educators Is Pervasive, But Baseless

by Jason Courtmanche | October 17, 2017 4:30am

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Each fall I take first-year students interested in English education on field trips to museums in Connecticut. Last year, on a trip to the Wadsworth Atheneum, several students expressed surprise at the loveliness of the area — the Wadsworth, City Hall, the Public Library, the under construction Hartford Times building, even Bushnell Park in view in the distance from Wells Street or Gold Street. I concurred, and asked if any of them had ever been to the Wadsworth before. All shook their heads no. Then I asked if any of them had ever been to Hartford before, and, again, all of them said no. One young woman said her parents claimed it was too dangerous. Several others said they had heard the same thing.

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October 13, 2017

OP-ED | Connecticut Schools Face Uncertain Future

by Barth Keck | October 13, 2017 4:30am

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The ongoing state budget mess in Hartford has implications beyond the fiscal fallout at the state level. As my colleague Terry Cowgill outlined last week, the future could be bleak for many of Connecticut’s towns if the state ends up foisting drastic changes upon Connecticut’s public schools.

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October 12, 2017

Milford Senator Comes Under Fire For Use of Racial Slur

by Christine Stuart | October 12, 2017 1:37pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Sen. Gayle Slossberg, who co-chairs the legislature’s Education Committee, came under fire from a College Democrats group at the University of Connecticut for using the “N-word, without euphemisms, within the context of its presence in the books.”

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October 11, 2017

CEA and Three Communities Challenge Malloy’s Executive Order

by Christine Stuart | October 11, 2017 4:45pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The state’s largest teachers union and three communities filed an injunction in superior court Wednesday hoping to prevent reductions in education funding they say will put “children’s futures at risk.”

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