After a 90-minute debate Wednesday, the state Senate voted 21 to 13 along mostly partisan lines to approve a bill that would make undocumented immigrants eligible to compete for a $140 million pool of financial aid beginning with the next school year. The bill now goes to the House.
With backing from Connecticut’s pediatricians, the House of Representatives voted 129-13 Wednesday night for legislation allowing physicians to prescribe cannabis to treat children for a half-dozen serious medical conditions. The bill now goes to the Senate.
Less than one month after Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and legislators closed a $220 million deficit in the budget that ends June 30, eroding tax receipts helped punch a new $141 million hole in finances, the administration reported late Wednesday. The last-minute shortfall in the outgoing budget threatens to intensify a bitter, fight over how to balance the next state financial plan.
WASHINGTON – After Shandra Woworuntu lost her job as a manager of a bank in Indonesia, she responded to an employment ad she thought would offer her a new life in the United States . But instead of a job, she found herself ensnared by sex traffickers who sold her in New York and Connecticut for the next three years.
WASHINGTON – While Hillary Clinton is asking Connecticut residents for votes in Tuesday’s primary election, she also plans to ask them for some campaign cash at a fundraiser Sunday hosted by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and members of the Connecticut congressional delegation in Stamford.
Over the air and on the ground, Hillary Clinton is closing her Connecticut primary campaign with an emphasis on gun control, an issue of special resonance here and one on which she appears closer to the Democratic base than her rival for the presidential nomination, Bernie Sanders.
Fresh off decisive wins in neighboring New York, Republican Donald J. Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton each have significant leads among likely voters in next week’s Connecticut primary, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday.
More than 1,940,000 voters are registered to participate in next week’s presidential primary election.
In a recent commentary piece, Jeffrey Villar, Executive Director of the Connecticut Council for Education Reform, praises the Connecticut State Board of Education’s support for using student SBAC results in teacher evaluations. He contends, “Connecticut continues to have one of the worst achievement gaps in the nation, the SBE appears committed to continuing to take this issue on.” Contrary to Mr. Villar’s assertion, there is little, if any, evidence to support the idea that including standardized test scores in teacher evaluations will close the so-called achievement gap.
If students are not learning, then the teacher has the opportunity to reflect on practices and improve them. For both student and teacher, learning is all about growth and development. The Smarter Balanced Assessment should be part of a teacher’s evaluation because it can provide that information.