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September 18, 2018

OP-ED | For UConn And Coach Ollie, Now’s The Time To Settle, Save Face, And Move On

by Ken Krayeske | Sep 18, 2018 2:13pm
Posted to: Analysis | Education | Legal | Opinion | Sports | State Budget

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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.

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September 14, 2018

Keeping Score

by Peter Urban | Sep 14, 2018 1:30pm
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Congress | DC News Junkie | Education | Environment | Federal Budget | Taxes | Veterans Affairs | White House

How Connecticut’s congressional delegates voted on key legislation for the week ending Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.

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September 11, 2018

Anti-Deseg Plaintiff Hunt Resumes

by Christopher Peak | Sep 11, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Education | Equality | Town News | New Haven | Legal | Education Cost Sharing

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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.

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September 7, 2018

DeLauro Fails To Win Funding Motion

by Peter Urban | Sep 7, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: DC News Junkie | Education | Labor

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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.

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OP-ED | Schools Need Support and Compassion, Not DeVos’ Guns

by Barth Keck | Sep 7, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Congress | Education | Opinion | Public Health | Public Safety | Burlington | Newtown | West Hartford | Windsor

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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.

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August 24, 2018

Murphy Seeks to Block Funds for Guns in Schools

by Peter Urban | Aug 24, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Education | Public Safety

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.

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August 16, 2018

Courtney Opposes Pentagon Change to GI Bill

by Peter Urban | Aug 16, 2018 9:19pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Education | Veterans Affairs

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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.

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Murphy, DeLauro Oppose Dropping ‘Gainful Employment’ Rule for Higher Ed Funds

by Peter Urban | Aug 16, 2018 9:01pm
Posted to: Congress | Consumer Protection | DC News Junkie | Education

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.

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July 27, 2018

OP-ED | On Education, Candidates Offer Platitudes and Sound Bites, But Few Details

by Barth Keck | Jul 27, 2018 11:00pm
Posted to: Analysis | Education | Election 2018 | Town News | Opinion

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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.

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July 26, 2018

Blumenthal Slams Education Rule on For-Profit Loans

by Peter Urban | Jul 26, 2018 8:51pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Education | White House

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.

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