Only four states require their Head Start preschool programs to meet certain benchmarks recommended by child experts: keeping class sizes under 20 students, and below eight students for infant classrooms; and keeping certain adult-to-child ratios.
Danbury — If the plan of the new president of Connecticut’s public college system works, enrollment at the 17 schools will increase by nearly 10 percent over the next few years. Gregory Gray, who became the leader this past summer of the recently merged 12 community colleges, four state universities and online college, is unfazed […]
Project Unbreakable, a national campaign that seeks to give a voice back to victims of rape and sexual violence through photos, has spotlighted the students at the University of Connecticut who say university officials failed them after they reported their assaults.
The four Connecticut State Universities and the state’s 12 community colleges need an infusion of $836 million to complete necessary renovations and eliminate a growing backlog of construction projects.
When it comes to sexual misconduct, are University of Connecticut athletes treated differently than other students? Is there a “locker-room mentality” that fosters or at least tolerates a “rape culture” on campus?
The Connecticut Supreme Court has dismissed the lawsuit challenging whether Bridgeport Superintendent Paul Vallas is qualified to lead the the state’s largest public school district. The decision comes one week after Vallas announced he plans to step down to run for lieutenant governor in Illinois. The lawsuit challenged whether Vallas had completed a qualified school leadership program, […]
Half of the public schools in Connecticut will receive money to tighten the security at their schools. The announcement by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy comes nearly one year after 20 children and six educators were massacred at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. “We will never be able to prevent every random act of violence, […]
Two professors who were publicly critical of the University of Connecticut’s handling of threats against a female student earlier this year have left the university and a third says she is being driven out by her department. Heather M. Turcotte, a tenure-track professor in the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department, was one of three faculty members publicly critical of UConn President Susan Herbst for what they characterized as the administration’s poor response to threats of rape and violence made against a female student.
Storrs — University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst has changed her tone in her response to accusations that officials show “deliberate indifference” toward students who are sexually assaulted.
State lawmakers Wednesday heard hours of testimony from University of Connecticut officials and four of the seven students who are accusing the school of failing to adequately respond to reports of their sexual assault.
Storrs — A plan that would have limited the number of credits University of Connecticut students can take at community colleges and other colleges has been put off indefinitely.
Community college faculty and the leader of the legislature’s Higher Education Committee are upset with a proposal UConn officials plan to vote Monday on that would limit the number of credits students can transfer from community colleges.
For years, Connecticut has had the worst achievement gap in the nation between its minority students and their peers in learning to read and do math — and according to the results of a major test given periodically, not much has changed. While Connecticut students overall test very well in math and reading when compared […]
Paul Vallas — who was recruited by the state’s education commissioner to run Bridgeport Public Schools — is stepping down as the district’s superintendent to be the running mate of Illinois Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn. “I have been presented with an unexpected and extraordinary opportunity,” Vallas said in a statement. “I am extremely honored and […]
Paul Vallas — who was recruited by the state’s education commissioner to run Bridgeport Public Schools — is running for lieutenant governor in Illinois as the running mate with Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.