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NCLB: Are the fixes worse than the flaws?

WASHINGTON–Parents and teachers don’t like it. For many students, it has failed to produce the promised benefits. And experts agree it urgently needs to be fixed. But that doesn’t mean Congress is ready to revamp No Child Left Behind, the education reform law pushed by President George W. Bush with bipartisan Congressional support in 2001. As […]

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For the third time this year, a political campaign awaits a judge’s decision

A court challenge by Michael Jarjura will keep Kevin Lembo’s public financing tied up until at least late this afternoon in the race for the Democratic nomination for comptroller. A Hartford Superior Court judge heard testimony until Monday evening on Jarjura’s complaint that Lembo was improperly awarded $375,000 in public financing. Testimony resumed today. “It’s […]

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Simmons at debate: ‘I am running’

Richard Blumenthal and Linda McMahon were no-shows, leaving Rob Simmons and Peter Schiff to debate each other and two minor-party candidates tonight. Simmons arguably made news for uttering a simple, declarative sentence: “I am running for the U.S. Senate.” Once the Republican front runner, Simmons suspended his campaign after the GOP convention, only to resume […]