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Train safety, gun checks, Medicare premiums among issues affecting Connecticut

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Congress delayed for years the deadline for implementing a train safety system and passed a two-year budget that will help Connecticut defense contractors and Medicare recipients. Connecticut students received a mixed report card from the U.S. Department of Education, and whether Pratt & Whitney won a big engine contract remained a military secret. Continue Reading →

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CT’s report card: Achievement gap shrinks but for wrong reason

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A national test shows the achievement gaps between minority students and their classmates in math and reading are shrinking, but it’s largely because higher-achieving students scored lower on this year’s test. Overall, however, Connecticut still has among the nation’s best scores. Continue Reading →

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Achievement gap an issue as Congress considers new ed bill

The state formula for aid to municipal school districts would be changed under the budget proposal.

WASHINGTON – Connecticut elementary students have among the highest reading and math scores in the nation, but a stubborn achievement gap persists between the state’s highest- and lowest-performing schools, said a White House report issued Monday. Continue Reading →

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Federal report: CT has among largest achievement gaps in graduation rates

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More minority and white students in Connecticut’s public schools are graduating high school on time, according to a report released Monday by the U.S. Department of Education’s research arm. But Connecticut still has among the largest achievement gaps in the nation when it comes to which students graduate high school in four years. Continue Reading →

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