More transparency headed for State Education Department
A bill aimed at increasing transparency at the State Department of Education has been signed into law by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
The bill follows the state auditors’ reporting that they are “concerned” with the department’s use of an organization not bound by public disclosure or competitive bidding requirements to help craft and implement the governor’s controversial education reforms from 2012.
“There were some very alarming issues,” Sen. Andrea Stillman, co-chairman of the Education Committee, said on the state Senate floor before the bill was passed.
At issue is the role of the State Education Resource Center, an agency created by the legislature “to assist the (state education board) in the provision of programs and activities that will promote educational equity and excellence.”
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