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Malloy celebrates a school’s turnaround — and his record

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in Bloomfield.

BLOOMFIELD — With a trial underway to determine if the state is meeting its obligations to poorer school districts, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy visited this racially diverse Hartford suburb Tuesday to celebrate the turnaround of Bloomfield High School, where test scores and graduation rates have climbed significantly over the past five years. Continue Reading →

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Schools redirecting money intended for reforms, officials say

A public high school in Bridgeport

A considerable amount of the $132.9 million the state provided the lowest-performing districts to pay for improvements like extending the school day or offering free preschool was  “inappropriately” used last year to close budget deficits districts were facing, state education leaders said Wednesday. Continue Reading →

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Malloy celebrates Pryor, but makes gesture to union critics

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor.

NEW BRITAIN – By turns wistful and upbeat, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor put a positive spin Thursday on Pryor’s announcement he will leave the Malloy administration, a departure sought by unions important to the governor’s re-election. He later named a leader of a teachers’ union to the State Board of Education. Continue Reading →

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