Kyle Constable

Kyle Constable

Kyle, the former State Capitol beat writer for The Daily Campus at the University of Connecticut, is a reporter at the Connecticut Mirror. He is an undergraduate at UConn, studying journalism, and previously worked for the Mirror as the 2016 summer reporting fellow and as an intern during the 2016 state legislative session. Email him at

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. E-mail her at

Recent Posts

Closing CT’s juvenile jail: Alternatives in Hamden, Stratford floated

The Connecticut Juvenile Training School in Middletown

The Department of Children and Families plan to close its controversial jail in Middletown relies on shrinking the pipeline of youths who need to be locked up – and opening a smaller, more therapeutic program, potentially in Hamden or Stratford for youth who still require a secure placement. Continue Reading →

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Steep tuition hike pitched for many community college students

Norwalk Community College

Updated at 7:13 p.m.
Tuition and fees would increase next semester for community college students who take more than 12 credit hours, and the regional Connecticut state universities would stop offering students health insurance under two proposals to balance a difficult budget for the state college system. Continue Reading →

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House leader ‘outraged’ by proposal to close 2 vo-tech schools


Updated at 2:57 p.m.
Calling it “short-sighted and irresponsible” to close at least two of the state’s vocational-technical high schools if state funding is cut, the majority leader of the state House of Representatives is calling on the governor’s office to reject a proposal made by his State Board of Education. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said the proposal is very preliminary and challenged legislators to find alternatives. Continue Reading →

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State watchdog: Infant’s neglect suggests systemic failure at DCF


Doctors determined that an infant placed by the Department of Children and Families with relatives had been malnourished for months, had weeks-old breaks in bones in both arms, a brain bleed and numerous other injuries. A state watchdog report released Tuesday called the case an “utter collapse of all safeguards,” while DCF says it was an outlier.
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CCJEF attorneys ask high court to reject AG appeal, for now

Herbert C. Rosenthal, president of the coalition that brought the suit, called the decision  "a landmark victory."

The coalition of education reformers who won a suit striking down Connecticut’s school funding formula as unconstitutional on Monday asked the state Supreme Court to deny the attorney general’s request for an expedited appeal of the case. Continue Reading →

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Jepsen files appeal, says Moukawsher school ruling ‘legally unsupported’

Attorney General George Jepsen and his deputy, Perry Zinn-Rowthorn.

Attorney General George Jepsen’s office filed an appeal Thursday asking the Connecticut Supreme Court to conclude that a trial judge embarked on “an uncharted and legally unsupported path” last week in asserting authority over how the state distributes education aid and sets standards for graduating from high school, serving special-needs students and evaluating teachers. Continue Reading →

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