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Immediate action needed on education reform

Governor Malloy showed significant leadership during his budget address yesterday by calling for change in two critical areas where Connecticut desperately needs it: giving districts flexibility to ensure that only the best teachers remain in classrooms and overhauling the school finance system. Governor Malloy signaled his commitment to public education as the key not only […]

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Malloy taking another route to reach desegregation goal

Up against a looming court-ordered deadline to reduce the racial isolation of Hartford’s largely black and Hispanic school population, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has opted to take a less expensive–and arguably more effective–approach to integration. Since the 1996 state Supreme Court’s Sheff v. O’Neill desegregation order, the state’s emphasis has been on creation of magnet […]

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Despite Malloy’s support, expansion of medical homes faces obstacles

Dr. Cliff O’Callahan’s practice submitted an application last week to become officially recognized as a patient-centered medical home and, in the process, became critical to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration’s goals for providing health care to more than 500,000 state residents. Dr. Cliff O’Callahan As part of an overhaul of state Medicaid programs, the administration […]

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UConn officials: savings study will not help offset proposed $50 million cut in state aid

Lawmakers who were counting on a cost savings report the University of Connecticut announced months ago to help offset the $50 million reduction in state aid Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is proposing will need to think again. University officials said Thursday those savings will not be realized or even identified for quite some time, months […]

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Immediate action needed on education reform

Governor Malloy showed significant leadership during his budget address yesterday by calling for change in two critical areas where Connecticut desperately needs it: giving districts flexibility to ensure that only the best teachers remain in classrooms and overhauling the school finance system. Governor Malloy signaled his commitment to public education as the key not only […]