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State Board of Ed concerned about plan to shift control of vo-tech schools

The Malloy Administration wants to turn the first four of 17 state-run vocational-technical schools over to local control in the next school year–a move that has members of the State Board of Education concerned. “That’s insane,” board Chairman Allan B. Taylor said Wednesday, reacting to the timeline. Benjamin Barnes, budget chief for Gov. Dannel P. […]

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Dodd flirted with idea of administration post

Hollywood came recruiting right away. So did Washington law firms. The Obama administration put out feelers about possible assignments, though none engaged Chris Dodd’s interest after 36 years in Congress. The law firms, he ruled out immediately. Dodd said the offers were generous, but he had no desire to be a “show pony,” an eminence […]

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Obama wants more state competition for federal grants

Following his signature Race to the Top education reform program, President Barack Obama wants to apply its underlying principal–state competition for federal funding–to a variety of other areas, John Gramlich reports at Stateline.org. Obama’s proposed budget would have states compete for grants in areas from transportation to juvenile justice, Gramlich says. But his plans face […]