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State board decides not to meet privately to discuss Bridgeport leadership drama

The State Board of Education on Monday decided they would not be meeting in private to discuss the Bridgeport leadership drama. A judge last month ruled that Paul Vallas — the district’s superintendent — does not have the proper qualifications to run the district. In April, the state board approved an independent study created for Vallas to complete at the University […]

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UConn discloses sex abuse investigation, initial failure to act

The University of Connecticut disclosed Monday that allegations of sexual abuse of minor children by a music professor went unreported for years until the appointment of a new dean, who notifed police and touched off a criminal investigation going back decades and involving a famous children’s camp and a Virginia junior high school. The professor, […]

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Gina McCarthy may feel heat from ‘nuclear option’

Washington —  It looks like Gina McCarthy, President Obama’s pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency, will finally get a Senate confirmation vote Tuesday. But the circumstances surrounding that vote could get ugly. McCarthy, who was the head of Connecticut’s Department of Environmental Protection under the administration of former Republican governor M. Jodi Rell, is […]