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Bloomfield schools stage a comeback

BLOOMFIELD — Only a few years ago, Bloomfield High School was one of the state’s lowest-performing schools, a symbol of the chronic achievement gap afflicting low-income and minority students. But much has changed. In a state with some of the largest achievement gaps in the nation, a promising turnaround – in all of Bloomfield’s schools – has caught the attention of state officials and education reform organizations.

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College merger means fewer administrators, more faculty

Middletown — Connecticut’s state universities and community colleges could begin hiring additional faculty and staff as early as this fall with $5.5 million in administrative cost savings resulting from last year’s higher education merger. The savings from the elimination of about two dozen senior administrative jobs could lead to as many as 45 new teaching and […]

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Colleges tighten anti-hacking rules

Recent Internet security breaches at two college campuses prompted public state higher education officials Thursday to impose tougher rules for the use of personal information in computer files. The Board of Regents for Higher Education adopted a policy that tightens security controls, requires additional staff training and makes college and university presidents responsible for maintaining […]

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Colleges tighten anti-hacking rules

Recent Internet security breaches at two college campuses prompted public state higher education officials Thursday to impose tougher rules for the use of personal information in computer files. The Board of Regents for Higher Education adopted a policy that tightens security controls, requires additional staff training and makes college and university presidents responsible for maintaining […]

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New London school chief asks for state help

New London’s troubled public school system — struggling under what a scathing new state report describes as a hostile, dysfunctional political climate — should be next in line for state intervention, the system’s top official says. “The state must intervene in New London,” Superintendent of Schools Nicholas A. Fischer told the State Board of Education […]

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Hartford crowd warms to Malloy’s education plan

Hartford — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s sweeping proposal to reshape Connecticut’s public schools has run into plenty of hostile opposition, but the governor found a friendly audience Monday for his pitch to salvage the plan. Malloy got a warm reception from parents, community leaders and others in Hartford, a city all too familiar with the alarming […]