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June 22, 2018

OP-ED | Heartless Assault on Immigrants Must Stop

by Sheila Cohen | Jun 22, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Education | Immigration | Law Enforcement | Opinion | Education Opinion

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We’ve all seen the heartbreaking scenes of parents being arrested along our country’s southern border as their sobbing and traumatized children are stripped from their mothers’ protective arms and taken away by border patrol agents. These children were sent to detention facilities that look like prisons, complete with chain-link fencing and locked gates.

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June 21, 2018

Malloy Warns Against Overriding His Vetoes

by Christine Stuart | Jun 21, 2018 12:17pm
Posted to: Education | Equality | Town News | Hartford | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol

Courtesy of CT-N

HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy suggested Wednesday that any urban Democratic lawmaker that wants to override his veto of a bill that makes changes to the Hartford bailout should “have their heads examined.”

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OP-ED | Challenging School Year Begs the Question: Where Are the Adults?

by Barth Keck | Jun 21, 2018 11:00am
Posted to: Education | Local Politics | Opinion | State Budget | Ansonia | Burlington | Seymour

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The school year is winding down now, and what a school year it’s been.

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June 15, 2018

OP-ED | Homeschooling In CT: As Usual, It Takes A Tragedy To Make Change

by Terry Cowgill | Jun 15, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Education | Opinion | Education Opinion

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It’s a phenomenon like few others I can think of. Let’s say you know someone who opened a school and staffed it with “teachers” who may or may not know much about their subjects and offer few opportunities for the students to interact with one another. And let’s say the teachers aren’t required to report student attendance and the place isn’t even evaluated regularly to make sure a proper learning environment is maintained.

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June 13, 2018

Advocates Dissect Malloy’s Veto of School Expulsion Bill

by Jack Kramer | Jun 13, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Education | Equality | Legal | Poverty

Courtesy of CT-N

HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s decision to veto a bill that some felt would tackle classroom safety by allowing teachers to remove physically violent students prompted a spirited discussion Tuesday.

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June 7, 2018

Murphy Hosts Latino Leadership Academy

by Peter Urban | Jun 7, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | Education | Equality | White House

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WASHINGTON — Senator Chris Murphy is playing host this week to 16 participants in his “Latino Leadership Academy” — a program launched last year to develop new Latino political leaders in Connecticut.

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OP-ED | Responsibility and Respect: Words of Wisdom for High School Grads in 2018

by Barth Keck | Jun 7, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Congress | 5th CD | Education | Ethics | Opinion | White House | Ridgefield

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Although I wasn’t asked, this is what I’d say if I delivered a commencement address this year:

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June 1, 2018

Malloy Vetoes One, Allows One To Become Law Without His Signature

by Christine Stuart | Jun 1, 2018 5:26pm
Posted to: Education | Health Care | Insurance

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HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed bill that would have limited his executive authority and allowed one to become law without his signature Friday.

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May 25, 2018

Auditors Discover ‘Conflict of Interest’, Overpayments at UConn Health

by Christine Stuart | May 25, 2018 1:49pm
Posted to: Education | Health Care | State Budget | Pensions | Transparency | Farmington

Courtesy of the UConn Health website

HARTFORD, CT — The University of Connecticut Health Center increased the salaries of employees who approved a consulting contract for the interim head of the center, rehired retired employees, and paid employees more than they should have been compensated under their contracts, according to the Auditors of Public Accounts.

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May 24, 2018

Courtney Gives DeVos an Earful Over East Hartford High

by Peter Urban | May 24, 2018 10:39pm
Posted to: Congress | 2nd CD | DC News Junkie | Education | White House | East Hartford

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U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney this week blasted Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for failing to respond to letters sent a year ago from Connecticut officials and students upset by comments she made then that characterized East Hartford High as a dangerous and struggling school.

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