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No more long days in New Haven, but more time for teachers

Teacher Melissa Rhone credits extra peer collaboration time with helping her grow from a struggling teacher to a mentor.

Brennan-Rogers School in New Haven provides a look at a teacher collaboration experiment that is showing early promise ––and a case study for urban districts across the country looking for the best way to use extra time in school. Continue Reading →

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Visconti convinced he can find the waste in Connecticut’s budget

Joe Visconti

Gubernatorial hopeful Joe Visconti concedes he doesn’t have a complete blueprint to close the state budget deficit. But the West Hartford Republican, who brings his budget books with him on the campaign trail, insists he will have one before his rivals do.
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Malloy says ‘no’ to immigrant kids, but others in Connecticut say ‘yes’

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, seated at left, tweeted this photo of him hearing from U.S. Border Patrol officials during his visit to the Texas border Friday.

Gov. Dannel Malloy on Friday firmly shut the door on the possibility the state would be able to help the federal government find temporary homes for some of a flood of immigrant children from Central America. But that does not mean others in Connecticut are not ready to help. Continue Reading →

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CT minority caucus chairman urges Malloy to reconsider housing migrant children

This photo taken by U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, is of detained children, and some of their mothers, at a facility in Texas.

The chairman of the Connecticut legislature’s Black and Puerto Rican Caucus on Thursday urged Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to reconsider a decision not to allow undocumented migrant children from Central America to be housed at Southbury Training School. Continue Reading →

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Latino advocates knock Malloy on Central American immigrant children decision

This photo taken by U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, is of detained children, and some of their mothers, at a facility in Texas.

WASHINGTON – Latino advocates are reacting with disappointment, dismay and anger over the Malloy administration’s decision to reject a federal request to house up to 2,000 immigrant children from Central America at the Southbury Training School. Continue Reading →

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