As the leaders of the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities, Connecticut’s public higher education system comprised of 17 institutions, we are dedicated to providing students with opportunities to achieve their personal and professional goals. We count among these students those who are undocumented, particularly those in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Each year, several publications identify the best public research universities in the United States. The U.S. News & World Report, though not without its limitations, has become the “go to” guide for prospective college students and their parents. In the latest rankings, the University of Connecticut is No. 20 of 133 public research universities in the country. UConn is tied at the spot with Purdue University and University of Maryland, and it is ranked ahead of five Big Ten public research universities.
In a state where the gap in achievement between Hispanic students and their white peers is among the largest in the country, Yoellie Iglesias is on a mission to get more Latina mothers in Waterbury more involved in their children’s education.
It was the sound of a political vacuum being filled immediately after Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced his decision not to seek re-election.
President Trump has stocked his administration with a small army of former lobbyists and corporate consultants who are now in the vanguard of the effort to roll back government regulations at the agencies they once sought to influence, according to an analysis of government records by the New York Times in collaboration with ProPublica.
Randi Weingarten, the head of the American Federation of Teachers, spent a morning at a Dearborn, Michigan school to advance the goal of getting the Trump administration to redirect public funding from cracking down on immigration to supporting public schools.