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Plan takes shape for CT’s community colleges and state universities

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 […]

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Connecticut Supreme Court dismisses lawsuit questioning Vallas’s qualifications

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, […]

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Half of Connecticut’s public schools to receive post-Sandy Hook security upgrades

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, […]

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UConn prof says her support of outspoken student may cost her her job

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.

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Vallas to step down as leader of Bridgeport schools

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 […]