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Foley loans campaign another $1 million

Republican Tom Foley has loaned his campaign for governor another $1 million, raising his personal stake in the race to $4 million. He now has raised nearly $4.9 million and spent nearly $4.6 million. Foley recently promised he will not be outspent by Democrat Dan Malloy, who has received $6 million in public financing for the general-election […]

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SAT scores show need for greater focus on math and science

The latest scores on the SAT college entrance exam could bolster Education Commissioner Mark McQuillan’s argument that Connecticut’s public high schools need more emphasis on math and science. The state’s average SAT reading score for public school students was seven points above the national average for public students and the writing score 22 points higher, […]

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Delegation reacts coolly to Lieberman

U.S. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman’s refusal to endorse Richard Blumenthal or campaign for the Democratic majority is stretching the patience of Connecticut’s congressional delegation. “It’d be nice to know which side people stand on,” said U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy, D-5th District. U.S. Rep. John B. Larson, D-1st District, said Lieberman appears to be “auditioning for […]

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Poll shows Foley gaining ground on Malloy

Democrat Dan Malloy’s lead over Republican Tom Foley in the Rasmussen Reports poll has shrunk from 15 percentage points a month ago to seven points in a survey released today. The new survey prompted Rasmussen to move the Connecticut governor’s race from “Solid Democrat” to “Leans Democrat,” with Malloy leading 46 percent to 39 percent, […]

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State schools to take part in international science, math tests

How do Connecticut’s eighth-graders stack up in math against students from Korea? Italy? Australia? Educators will be able to answer those questions when Connecticut schoolchildren take part next year in an international study of proficiency in mathematics and science. Connecticut is one of eight states that have agreed to test a representative sample of students […]

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Rasmussen: Foley tightens race with Malloy

Democrat Dan Malloy’s lead over Republican Tom Foley in the Rasmussen Reports poll has shrunk from 15 percentage points a month ago to seven points in a survey released today. The new survey prompted Rasmussen to move the Connecticut governor’s race from “Solid Democrat” to “Leans Democrat,” with Malloy leading 46 percent to 39 percent, with 12 percent undecided […]

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Rasmussen: Foley tightens race with Malloy

Democrat Dan Malloy’s lead over Republican Tom Foley in the Rasmussen Reports poll has shrunk from 15 percentage points a month ago to seven points in a survey released today. The new survey prompted Rasmussen to move the Connecticut governor’s race from “Solid Democrat” to “Leans Democrat,” with Malloy leading 46 percent to 39 percent, […]