It’s been more than two years and my opinion hasn’t changed: I won’t be bringing a gun to school any time soon.
March 2, 2018
February 28, 2018
HARTFORD, CT — What does free community college tuition look like in Connecticut? That’s a question the legislature’s Higher Education Committee is exploring this legislative session.
February 26, 2018
HARTFORD, CT — Labor Commissioner Scott Jackson, who chaired the Sandy Hook Commission when he was mayor of Hamden, said Friday that there’s nothing he’s heard so far about the Parkland shooting that wasn’t referenced in the Sandy Hook report released in 2015.
February 23, 2018
by Peter Urban | Feb 23, 2018 6:31am
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The mass shooting at a high school in Florida has renewed calls for government action against gun violence and once again put a spotlight on families who lost children five years ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Two of them — Nicole Hockley and Mark Barden — were at the White House this week participating in a “listening session” that President Donald Trump held to learn from those who have lived through such tragedies.
It’s not as if we don’t have enough to worry about in my corner of the state. Good-paying unskilled jobs are scarce, thanks to the lack of manufacturing and the predominance of the service-sector economy. Towns struggle to fund essential services and repair infrastructure because of a shrinking tax base and an equally dwindling stream of aid from the state.
February 15, 2018
What’s good for schools in France is good for at least one school in Connecticut.
Next fall, all French schools will ban cell phones for students 15 and younger because “children don’t play at break time anymore; they are just all in front of their smartphones, and from an educational point of view, that’s a problem,” said Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer.
February 1, 2018
William Shakespeare wrote in The Tempest, “Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows” — a quote that has morphed into the modern adage, “Politics makes strange bedfellows.”
The Jan. 17 Connecticut Supreme Court decision overturning Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukhawser’s ruling on public education is a case in point.
January 25, 2018
HARTFORD, CT — More than a week after Connecticut’s Supreme Court decided that Connecticut’s education system was flawed, but not unconstitutional, one Wall Street firm is says it’s “credit positive” for the state, but not necessarily it’s three biggest cities.
January 19, 2018
I am a father and teacher. I am deeply disturbed by President Donald Trump.
My dismay is not political. Instead, it involves his narcissistic and boorish behavior, underscored most recently by his characterization of Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations as “shithole countries.”
January 18, 2018
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy on Wednesday said he fears the Trump administration may take “a giant step backwards” when it comes to addressing school discipline policies that fall heaviest on minorities and disabled students.