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Fail: standardized tests landing too many students in college remedial courses

Questions are being raised about the validity of the standardized tests that land 70 percent of the state’s community college students in non-credit remedial courses before they can start taking courses that will count toward their degree. “There has been relatively little research whether such exams are valid,” researchers from Columbia University’s Teachers College wrote […]

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After cold shoulder from Malloy, ICE announces arrests of 40 criminal aliens in Connecticut

Days after a public disagreement with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration over enforcement issues, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested 40 criminal aliens in Connecticut, the agency announced Wednesday. But the administration is making no claims of retaliation like those that dogged ICE in 2007, when agents rounded up illegal immigrants in New Haven […]

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Republicans recoil at emergency zoning bill for Milford

The Senate voted 22 to 12 on Wednesday for final passage of emergency legislation that negates a court decision involving a Milford project and restores local zoning control over solid-waste facilities. Overcoming a general aversion to curtailing home-rule, every Republican senator voted no except Sen. Kevin Kelly, R-Stratford, and Sen. Michael McLachlan, R-Danbury, whose city […]

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Senate sends FOI fix to Malloy’s desk

An emergency fix to Connecticut’s Freedom of Information law — crafted without a public hearing or committee review — was headed to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s desk following Wednesday’s unanimous Senate vote. The measure, designed to clear legal obstacles blocking the release of voter lists and other omnibus public registries, has been criticized by right-to-know […]