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U.S. Senate votes to leave many education reforms to the states

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

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate Thursday approved a sweeping overhaul of federal education law that would leave up to Connecticut and other states whether to continue with education reforms including the controversial Common Core standards and linking teacher evaluations to student test scores. Continue Reading →

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CT lawmakers to back Obama, their own agendas, at State of the Union

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WASHINGTON – President Obama is expected to roll out an ambitious agenda in his State of the Union speech that could increase the distance between the White House and Republicans in Congress. Connecticut’s lawmakers, however, will use the occasion to show support for that agenda – and promote their own. Continue Reading →

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