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Education report card: Achievement gap lingers

Connecticut received its report card Thursday on how well its students are learning science, and it’s not a pretty picture. Scores from the U.S. Department of Education show that on national science tests, the achievement gap between low-income Connecticut students and their more affluent peers continues to be the largest in the nation. The gap between black […]

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Senate Dems to House Dems: You’re not welcome

How raw are feelings between House and Senate Democrats over each chamber’s killing the other’s favored bills Wednesday, the annual session’s last night? The Senate pointedly quashed plans for the joint post-session press conference its leaders typically hold with House counterparts. “Last night, they told us they weren’t interested,” Doug Whiting, communication director for the […]