A fairy-tale ending in the feud between UConn and former men’s basketball head coach Kevin Ollie would pay Ollie between half of the $10 million contract he is owed and use the remaining $5 million to seed the Kevin Ollie Academy, a new elementary school in Hartford.
NEW HAVEN, CT — Libertarian lawyers have resumed their search for parents upset by the closure of one magnet high school in New Haven — in order to file a suit that could bring down the entire magnet program statewide.
WASHINGTON — The Republican-led House this week rejected a motion by Representative Rosa DeLauro that would have instructed House members negotiating a multi-departmental appropriations bill with the Senate to support the Senate when it comes to Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education spending.
U.S Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos decided late this summer to allow schools to use taxpayer dollars to buy guns for teachers. Senator Chris Murphy responded with an amendment to the 2019 appropriations bill to halt DeVos’ idea.
Senate Republicans this week refused to consider a last-minute amendment that Senator Chris Murphy offered to an appropriations bill being debated on the Senate floor that would have clearly prevented the use of federal funds to arm public school teachers.
WASHINGTON — Congressman Joe Courtney this week voiced his opposition to the Pentagon’s recently announced change in policy that would prevent soldiers with more than 16 years of service from transferring their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to eligible family members.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Chris Murphy and U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro this week spoke out against a Trump administration proposal to repeal an Obama-era rule aimed at ensuring for-profit colleges don’t saddle students with massive debt for degrees that offer meager earning potential.
Public schools did not receive top billing among the priorities for Connecticut voters as the gubernatorial primaries approach — that distinction belongs to jobs, health care, and taxes — but education placed a close fourth as 62 percent of residents rated it “very important” in a recent survey.
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-CT, objected this week to a newly proposed “borrower defense” rule announced by Department of Education officials, claiming it would hurt thousands of students defrauded by for-profit colleges.