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ConnCAN creates teacher contract data base

ConnCAN, the education reform group that often bumps heads with teachers’ unions, has created a data base of teachers’ contracts that it says will provide unprecedented ability for administrators, parents and others to see how local contracts stack up. “We know that many, many teachers work much longer days than what is required in their […]

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Students with disabilities and charter school enrollment

The federal government’s investigative arm has found that charter schools in Connecticut and 27 other states enroll fewer students with disabilities than public schools. In Connecticut, the difference is 3 percent. In a letter released with the report, U.S. Department of Education officials said they will be issuing guidance to charter schools on their obligation […]

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Business grades Connecticut colleges

America’s largest business coalition has graded each state’s public college system, and Connecticut’s two-year colleges have been given a C and four-year colleges a B in meeting the labor market demand. “The state’s performance at the two-year level is particularly poor,” the report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce reads, pointing out low graduation rates […]

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DSS concedes eligible low-income residents may be losing health care

Department of Social Services Commissioner Roderick Bremby said eligible low-income people may be losing their Medicaid health benefits every month. The department is facing a huge backload of paperwork, the result in part of an antiquated computer system, fewer employees and an ever-higher caseload. “We are concerned,” he said during an interview at the state […]