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U.S. education bill may spell new clash between Malloy, teachers

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

WASHINGTON — Since the new federal education bill would end many requirements of No Child Left Behind and give states broad authority to fashion their own education policy, Connecticut’s teachers unions are pressing Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to take advantage of the new freedoms. But Malloy has not indicated whether he would do so. Continue Reading →

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Murphy hopes to amend education bill to address civil rights concerns

Sen. Chris Murphy speaking on the floor of the U.S. Senate about ISIL.

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chris Murphy hopes to amend a new federal education bill so that problem schools and under-performing students could be more clearly identified — and given the help they need. The new bill before the Senate would replace the controversial No Child Left Behind Act. Continue Reading →

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CT lawmakers join other Dems in opposing House education bill

Students at Bridgeport High school

WASHINGTON — A bill that would overhaul federal education law and replace the controversial No Child Left Behind Act was approved in the House of Representatives Thursday without a single Democratic vote. Rep Elizabeth Esty said the bill “guts education funding…and turns our back on our schools, our communities, and our children.” Continue Reading →

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