Jacqueline Rabe Thomas

Jacqueline won two first prizes from the national Education Writers Association for her work in 2012 – one in beat reporting for her overall education coverage, and the other, with Keith Phaneuf, in investigative reporting on a series of stories revealing questionable monetary and personnel actions taken by the Board of Regents for Higher Education. Before coming to The Mirror, Jacqueline was a reporter, online editor and website developer for The Washington Post Co.'s Maryland newspaper chains. She has also worked for Congressional Quarterly and the Toledo Free Press. A graduate of Bowling Green State University, Jacqueline is in the public policy master’s program at Trinity College.

Recent Posts

College budgets: Nearly 300 part-time teaching jobs eliminated

The number of part-time lecturers throughout the state's largest public college system is likely to be cut back severely next school year as officials wrestle with budgetary constraints. Continue Reading →

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60 years after Brown vs. Board of Education: Still separate in Connecticut


It was 60 years ago this Saturday that the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its landmark Brown vs. Board of Education decision outlawing segregation in the nation's schools. But in many large Connecticut cities, racial isolation in schools is as bad as ever. Continue Reading →

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Connecticut college system’s buy-one, get-one-free course plan scaled back

Three Rivers Community College

Connecticut lawmakers have scaled back the key component of the plan aimed at shoring up the financial deficits the state’s largest public college system faces in the coming years. There will be less than half the original funding of the buy-one, get-one-free course incentive program. Continue Reading →

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Blumenthal wants ‘bill of rights’ for college victims of sexual violence

Sen. Richard Blumenthal speaks of the need for a "Bill of Rights" for college students

After hearing from Connecticut college students about their experiences of sexual violence, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said he wants an overhaul of federal law and enforcement procedures to ensure that college staff no longer turn away students seeking help. Continue Reading →

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