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Hey Connecticut college students: At least you’re not in New Hampshire.

Faced with tight budgets, all the states in New England have slashed funding to higher education. Students in New Hampshire, though, may be feeling it a bit more. The state has completely eliminated state support for financial aid for its students, reports the New England Board of Higher Education. Connecticut last school year provided $64 […]

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The repercussions of national education standards

Connecticut’s public education establishment is facing a reckoning. Not only are student test scores expected to drop drastically when standardized tests based on national standards are adopted in 2015, but the shift is expected to cost districts millions to update their textbooks, teaching materials, technology to administer the new tests on computers and to train […]

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Connecticut’s U.S. senators reiterate need for Sandy aid

Washington – Lawmakers from states affected by Superstorm Sandy, including Connecticut Sens. Joe Lieberman and Richard Blumenthal, made their cases to Senate appropriators Wednesday for billions of dollars in disaster aid, setting off what’s expected to be a long and hard-fought struggle. Like Gulf Coast lawmakers whose communities were devastated by Hurricane Katrina seven years […]