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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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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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March 31, 2017

OP-ED | State Sticks It To Towns With Pension Payment Proposal

by Barth Keck | March 31, 2017 4:30am

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The latest education news reminds me of my second year teaching when the citizens of Haddam and Killingworth were engaged in the annual school budget drama.

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August 10, 2016

Election Regulators Experience Backlog As Funding Disappears

by Christine Stuart | August 10, 2016 3:17pm

New Haven Register file photo (Updated 7:51 p.m.) When Tom Banisch filed an election complaint against Sen. Ted Kennedy Jr.’s campaign on Oct. 27, 2014, Banisch, then the Madison RTC chairman, expected that the matter would be settled before the 2016 election.

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May 20, 2016

OP-ED | Not All Teachers Are So Disconsolate

by Barth Keck | May 20, 2016 9:00am

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Teaching is a career that offers intrinsic rewards not often found in other professions. Helping kids learn and watching them succeed is an immensely gratifying experience. So why are some teachers steering people away from the career?

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September 11, 2015

OP-ED | Night of the Living Primaries—2015 Edition!

by Susan Bigelow | September 11, 2015 9:00am

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Primary night is finally upon us! Here’s a quick rundown of possible outcomes, questions that will hopefully be answered, and what’s at stake.

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June 17, 2015

OP-ED | Despite New Challenges, There’s Nothing I’d Rather Do Than Teach High School English

by Barth Keck | June 17, 2015 4:30am


Before this school year began, I questioned the never-ending litany of “education reforms” thrust upon schools, and I offered my own “three-step recipe for education reform in the high school English class.”

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