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Behind The Numbers Podcast – Episode 6: Charter schools, state aid and UConn in a lean budget

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Connecticut Mirror budget reporter Keith M. Phaneuf and education reporter Jacqueline Rabe Thomas discuss the new $40.3 billion, two-year state budget legislators sent to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, and its impact on every level of education from preschool to colleges and universities. Continue Reading →

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Higher education cut, local school aid flat in Malloy budget

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy  and about 75 percent of the legislature ran publicly financed campaigns.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget proposal cuts support for the state’s public colleges and universities, provides level funding for state aid to school districts, offers financial aid to undocumented students, and would fund four new charter schools. Continue Reading →

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