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Colleges tighten anti-hacking rules

Recent Internet security breaches at two college campuses prompted public state higher education officials Thursday to impose tougher rules for the use of personal information in computer files. The Board of Regents for Higher Education adopted a policy that tightens security controls, requires additional staff training and makes college and university presidents responsible for maintaining […]

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College merger means fewer administrators, more faculty

Middletown — Connecticut’s state universities and community colleges could begin hiring additional faculty and staff as early as this fall with $5.5 million in administrative cost savings resulting from last year’s higher education merger. The savings from the elimination of about two dozen senior administrative jobs could lead to as many as 45 new teaching and […]

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Teacher evaluations: Proposal mixes standardized tests, unannounced visits and surveys

One-third of teachers’ evaluations could be linked to their students’ standardized test results if the State Board of Education next week agrees on guidelines a state panel approved today. The panel — which consists of representatives from superintendents, school boards, principals and teachers’ groups — is also recommending that the state’s 50,000 public school teachers […]

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Test

With the U.S. Supreme Court to rule this week or next on national health care reform, Connecticut officials are holding their collective breath, waiting to see if they must choose between cutting health care benefits for the poor and spending more state money to replace the hundreds of millions in federal dollars that will vanish. […]

Posted inEducation

Colleges tighten anti-hacking rules

Recent Internet security breaches at two college campuses prompted public state higher education officials Thursday to impose tougher rules for the use of personal information in computer files. The Board of Regents for Higher Education adopted a policy that tightens security controls, requires additional staff training and makes college and university presidents responsible for maintaining […]

Posted inPolitics

Blumenthal wins on animal-fighting measure

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., has had a big win on legislation that would make it a federal crime to attend an animal fight. The animal-fighting amendment — which would also strengthen existing penalties for spectators who knowingly bring children to an animal fight — was included in a massive farm bill approved by the Senate […]

Posted inHealth

Jackson Laboratory hires administrator for Farmington research center

The genetic research institute spearheading Connecticut’s new bioscience initiative in Farmington announced the hiring Thursday of a site administrator. The Jackson Laboratory hired Yu-Hui Rogers, a genomics researcher and experienced scientific administrator, to lead all aspects of research support at the institute’s planned new facility at the University of Connecticut Health Center. Rogers served most […]