Rep. Roberta Willis

Recent Posts

CSCU’s projected budget shortfall jumps

Students on the Eastern Connecticut State University campus

The projected budget deficit facing the state’s community colleges and regional Connecticut State Universities has grown from $38 million two weeks ago to $48 million today – a 4 percent structural deficit from what is needed to continue providing existing programs and staffing levels, school leaders said. Continue Reading →

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Lawmakers concerned over CSCU administrative costs

CSCU President Gregory Gray

Top state legislators are concerned about how much officials of the state’s largest public college system are spending on administrative costs. (Photo: CSCU President Gregory Gray answers legislators’ questions.) Continue Reading →

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Raising Connecticut’s kindergarten age — a help or a harm?

kindergarten age art

Personal anecdotes conflict with numerous studies saying socioeconomic status and other factors outweigh age in determining success in school. The age a child starts kindergarten has nothing to do with his or her long-term academic success, those studies say. Continue Reading →

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