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Posted inEducation

State watchdog releases videos of ‘dangerous’ restraints, seclusions in juvenile jails

Surveillance video from inside the state-run juvenile jails released Tuesday shows youths being forcibly restrained and dragged into solitary confinement, where some then attempt to injure themselves. These eight videos were released by the state Office of the Child Advocate as state legislators grapple with the future of the locked jails.

Posted inCT Viewpoints

Connecticut charter school work is not done

Almost everyone remembers the first day of school. Families rush to get all the necessary back-to-school supplies and new-school clothes. There’s the anticipation of a new teacher, and new friends. There’s a chance to start fresh and put your best foot forward. And this new school year brings significant excitement for more than 1,000 new Connecticut charter school students just months after their families fought and won a battle for a spot in these schools of choice.