A group of Trinity College students spent a semester taking the 87-page Sheff v. O’Neill agreement filled with hard-to-digest numbers and legal jargon and translating it into a few graphics to help the public understand how far the state is from the agreement’s goal.
The rejection from a wealthy suburban community to open its borders even slightly is a trend in Connecticut.
Earlier this week, Gov. Ned Lamont said schools should pay for air quality upgrades. Now, a top state official says an agreement is near.
A survey showed that a third of CT’s school districts say they do not have the money to maintain or improve the air quality in their schools.
Political bickering last year stalled legislation creating an Office of Early Education, which led Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to sign an executive order creating the office temporarily to prevent a disruption to the thousands of providers that receive child care subsidies. On Monday, the Democratic governor announced he plans to again propose legislation for the legislature to approve in […]
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will be in Hartford on Tuesday at a Hartford Public School to talk about higher education. Duncan will be joined for the afternoon event by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and his education commissioner and U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy and Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra.
The state’s 16 vocational-technical high schools could enroll many more students and open its vacant classrooms if the district had the money. “It’s a reality we don’t have enough seats,” said Nivea L. Torres, the interim superintendent of the 10,800-student district funded almost entirely by the state. More than 6,000 students applied for the 3,000 […]
Regardless of the outcome of a federal investigation into how the University of Connecticut responds to allegations of sexual assault from its students, much work remains for the state’s flagship university, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Monday.
Ben Barnes, the governor’s budget chief, has told municipal leaders not to expect any cuts in state funding for the upcoming fiscal year that begins July 1.
Alex Tettey Jr. and his friends face a dilemma common to many students trying to finish college: Should they attend school part-time and work to cover some of their expenses? Should they put off enrolling until they can afford the costs? Or, should they take out thousands of dollars in student loans? “I was able […]
State officials announced new school construction protocols Friday in response to the Newtown tragedy, including exterior surveillance, blast-resistant entryways and classroom door locks — all features that might have stopped or slowed Adam Lanza’s assault on Sandy Hook Elementary a year ago.
Chancharay Tyson: "I had nowhere to go. It was scary." It’s been a rough four years for Chancharay Tyson who, at 18, “aged out” of state custody after years of living in numerous group homes as a foster child. A year later, with nowhere to live after leaving her abusive boyfriend, the Norwich 19-year-old again […]
Elsa M. Núñez, the president of Eastern Connecticut State University, has won a lifetime achievement award from the New England Board of Higher Education. During her seven years at the public liberal arts college in Willimantic, Núñez has launched a program that allows the university to predict the academic success of its students and target support programs […]
State officials agreed Friday to offer 1,853 more students from Hartford a seat in an integrated setting in the next school year. The agreement is a result of a 17-year-old Connecticut Supreme Court decision ordering the state to eliminate inequities that exist because the city’s student population is largely black and Hispanic. State officials agreed […]
One person sent 26 donuts and coffee to teachers this morning. Another bought a foster child a new bicycle. Another paid the toll for some motorists on the Mass Turnpike. All of these acts of kindness came with a message: Pay it forward in remembrance of the 26 children and educators who were killed last […]