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Posted inEducation

Early education participation in CT among the highest in the country

Connecticut has more of 3- and 4-year olds attending preschool than every state except New Jersey, according to the College Board’s annual progress report. While the state also ranks near the top in the percent of black and hispanic students having an early education, many more caucasian students have an early education. Almost 10 percent […]

Posted inEnergy & Environment, Money

State’s face is red (not green)

When the U.S. Green Building Council — the folks who brought us the LEED certification system for buildings — released its inaugural list of “Best of Green Schools” Connecticut with its fuel-cell and solar-powered schools was notable by its absence. What’s worse, who’s the sponsor for the USGBC’s Center for Green Schools, which oversaw the awards and other […]

Posted inNews

STOCK Act clears Lieberman’s committee

We’ll see if it gets anywhere, but the Senate’s Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee voted 7-2 today for the STOCK Act, the bill barring members of Congress from trading on inside information. It is a measure suddenly popular after a “60 Minutes” expose. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, the chairman of the panel, said the […]

Posted inNews

Malloy refuses lawyer’s call to slow Irene disciplinary hearings

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy brushed aside a lawyer’s complaint today that his administration was moving too quickly against 24 state employees suspected of fraudulently obtaining disaster aid after Tropical Storm Irene. “The reality about Connecticut’s government is it routinely moved too slow, if at all, particularly in incidents like this,” Malloy said. “I think what […]