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Malloy administration says no to school reformers’ funding plan

Hundreds of students, parents and school choice advocates journeyed to the state Capitol this week to back a proposal that would boost support of magnet, charter and other school alternatives, but Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget director says the administration doesn’t support the plan. The plan, referred to as “money follows the child,” would shift […]

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Bill to allow towns to cut school spending advances

A bill to allow cities and towns to cut school budgets when enrollment declines–opposed by educators but backed by municipal leaders and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy–won key approval from the legislature’s Education Committee Friday. Local governments are currently barred by state law from cutting the amount they spend on education, even in towns where enrollment […]

Posted inEducation

A grown-up choice on teacher layoffs

Connecticut’s grown ups have an unprecedented opportunity this year to make decisions that will put our students’ needs first. Tightened budgets at the state and district levels have us all thinking: how can we be doing things better? Is there a way to approach these painful cuts that allows us to weigh potential reductions against […]

Posted inCT Viewpoints

A grown-up choice on teacher layoffs

Connecticut’s grown ups have an unprecedented opportunity this year to make decisions that will put our students’ needs first. Tightened budgets at the state and district levels have us all thinking: how can we be doing things better? Is there a way to approach these painful cuts that allows us to weigh potential reductions against […]