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Posted inEducation, Politics

Malloy names Donofrio next chairman for state’s largest college system

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Thursday named Nicholas M. Donofrio to lead the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities governing board, the state’s largest public college system.

The previous chairman of the 92,000-student system, Lewis J. Robinson, stepped down after being asked to do so in August by the governor’s office. The request was made after a of missteps that beset the system during Robinson’s tenure.

Posted inEducation

Group of superintendents says CT school department in ‘disarray’

A memo from a group of school superintendents recommends that the state association that represents them publicly lambaste Connecticut’s education commissioner. But Elizabeth Feser, president of the board of directors of the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS) and the leader of Milford Public Schools, said the full board Thursday rejected that request. “It […]

Posted inNews

Connecticut Democrats return questioned $10,000 contribution

The Connecticut Democratic Party is returning a $10,000 contribution from Edward Snider, the chairman of Comcast Spectacor, whose subsidiaries include Global Spectrum, a company that won a contract earlier this year to manage the state-owned XL Center and Rentschler Field. The decision Wednesday comes a day after Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, R-Fairfield, a candidate […]