Foley’s back (sort of)

Tom Foley’s back, and the public policy group he formed after losing a close gubernatorial race is focusing on jobs and education.

Foley’s Connecticut Policy Institute — which is described as a nonpartisan think tank — in the last two days has asserted it wants to be a part of the discussion as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy moves forward with his jobs and education agenda.

On Thursday the group put out a policy brief on jobs. The next day it announced it would be hosting a forum on how school choice fits into education reform. Malloy has said the legislative session that begins in three weeks will be dedicated to education reform.

The forum will be in New Haven at Yale University. Speakers include former Hartford Public Schools Superintendent Steven Adamowski, an official from the school choice advocacy group ConnCAN and Nate Snow, the executive director of Teach for America.