State lawmakers are still looking for a way to implement a sweeping and expensive law they passed five years ago to boost high school graduation requirements. Implementation has been delayed twice because of a lack of state and federal funding, and now some say the requirements are outdated.
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., wrote Tuesday to three university presidents, urging them to make public any grant arrangements between their schools and The Coca-Cola Company.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal criticized the airline industry Tuesday for its lack of transparency and what he called the abuse of hidden fees for ancillary services.
Residents of Willington in Connecticut’s “Quiet Corner” are campaigning against a proposal to build a state police firearms training facility in their town, and Tuesday about 50 of them brought their protest to the state Capitol complex.
Co-sponsors of a bill that would require all Connecticut colleges and universities to adopt an affirmative-consent policy for sexual assault investigations say they will reintroduce the legislation next year. The law would change the way schools investigate sexual assault complaints by shifting the burden of proof to the accused to show the sexual activity was consensual.
Three years after state legislators ordered the state’s largest public college system to set up a way for community college students to transfer to a regional Connecticut state university without losing credits, higher education officials report they can see the finish line.
The Board of Regents is looking to private consultants to evaluate the duties of 296 Connecticut State College and University system employees in an effort to steamline job classifications.
The University of Connecticut and its graduate assistants’ union have reached a tentative first-ever agreement on a three-year contract that grants the assistants nine percent pay raises over the next three years.
Concern is mounting that the requirements of a state law boosting educational standards for staff at state-funded child care centers are not achievable — and with a July 1 deadline fast-approaching, early childhood educators are scrambling for solutions to draw in qualified teachers.
The state Senate Tuesday unanimously passed a bill making the services of special sexual assault nurses available at the University of Connecticut infirmary in Storrs. The nurses are trained to administer sexual assault forensic (SAF) exams to collect evidence in sexual assault cases.
Responding to job market demands for a college degree, nontraditional students often lead hectic lives and struggle to cobble together sources of aid to stay in school, including scholarships, grants, and services such as counseling, day care and food assistance.
Momentum is growing in Connecticut to open the college financial aid spigot to some undocumented immigrants — the so-called “Dreamers” — who have won the support of two key allies, the governor and the leader of the state Senate.
When adjudicating complaints of sexual assault among college students, determining whether there was consent is crucial, and two state legislators are proposing a bill they say would shift and clarify the standard for doing that.