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A tough, but correct, budget decision on Connecticut charter schools

In a harrowing budget season, the legislature’s Appropriations Committee decided to remove a $4 million budget allotment for two new charter schools in our state. What must have been a difficult decision is also a prudent one on our legislators’ part, as our precious resources this budget cycle should go to those schools and programs that serve all students and which serve those children in the greatest need of our support.

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Connecticut schools need comprehensive protection of student data privacy

The issue of student data privacy is one of national concern. In schools, on college campuses and elsewhere information that is collected on students and accessed by outside parties has grown substantially in recent years without the proper safeguards or penalties for misuse. It is time for Connecticut to pass a comprehensive student data privacy bill.