September 2, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | September 2, 2015 5:30am
Already forced to find $200.6 million in savings in their 2016 budgets, state agencies are now being directed to cut 5 percent from their 2017 budgets — part of what state officials say is an annual exercise in responsible budgeting.
Tags: budget, cuts, hiring freeze, Gian-Carl Casa, ben barnes, elizabeth regan, dh
August 28, 2015
by Christine Stuart | August 28, 2015 12:00pm
The statewide test scores for the new Smarter Balanced Consortium Assessment exam show that 55.4 percent of Connecticut’s students are meeting or exceeding the “achievement level” in English, and 39.1 percent are meeting or exceeding the achievement level in math.
August 25, 2015
by Cara Rosner | August 25, 2015 12:40pm
August 24, 2015
by Christine Stuart | August 24, 2015 2:05pm
August 21, 2015
by Joseph Ricciotti | August 21, 2015 3:40pm
There is a test and punish fixation in public education today that is an outgrowth of the education policies of the present U.S. Education Secretary, Arne Duncan.
by Christine Stuart | August 21, 2015 2:56pm
Should the Department of Children and Families Connecticut Juvenile Training School be closed? That’s the question lawmakers and state officials tried to answer Friday.
by Monica Stellmacher | August 21, 2015 2:55pm
The Connecticut Department of Labor recently announced that it would soon be handing out layoff notices. Ninety-five admission tickets to the Land of Unemployment — an amusement park that is anything but entertaining.
by Christine Stuart | August 21, 2015 10:36am
In June when lawmakers passed a state budget that would increase corporate business taxes, General Electric, one of the most vocal critics of the budget deal, announced it was exploring a move to another state.
August 20, 2015
by Christine Stuart | August 20, 2015 3:14pm
The University of Connecticut confirmed Thursday that it started sending layoff notices last month to its employees in Storrs, its regional campuses, and its health center.
by Christine Stuart | August 20, 2015 11:32am
Connecticut’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.4 percent as the state gained 4,100 jobs in July, according to the latest Labor Department statistics.