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November 6, 2017

Teachers Union Withdraws Lawsuit Challenging Malloy

by Christine Stuart | Nov 6, 2017 12:30pm
Posted to: Courts | Education | Labor | Legal | Brooklyn | Plainfield | Stafford | Torrington

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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October 23, 2017

Fourth Town Joins CEA Lawsuit

by Christine Stuart | Oct 23, 2017 12:07pm
Posted to: Courts | Education | State Budget | Education Cost Sharing | Brooklyn | Plainfield | Stratford | Torrington

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 13, 2017

OP-ED | Connecticut Schools Face Uncertain Future

by Barth Keck | Oct 13, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Education | Opinion | Education Opinion | State Budget | Education Cost Sharing | Pensions | Brooklyn | Haddam | Killingworth | Plainfield | Torrington

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 7, 2013

OP-ED | Children’s Education Shouldn’t Come Down to Chance

by Jennifer Alexander | Oct 7, 2013 7:06pm
Posted to: Education | Town News | Bridgeport | Bristol | Brooklyn | Enfield | Hartford | Stratford | Waterbury | West Haven | Wolcott | Opinion

Whether it’s in Bridgeport, Bristol, or Brooklyn, budget cuts and teacher layoffs are an unwelcome prospect but sometimes an unavoidable reality. The manner in which school districts choose which teachers to let go is often decided long in advance, during collective bargaining negotiations.

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