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CSCU President Mark Ojakian used to defend the state's community colleges against reports of low graduation rates. Now he's using those low rates as evidence the schools should be consolidated.
Many of Connecticut’s four-year colleges have low graduation rates and some also charge low-income students considerably more than they would have to pay elsewhere, the study found.
After watching state aid erode over the past decade, Connecticut municipalities hope to appeal directly to voters to order property tax relief.
Teachers from 334 Connecticut schools reported getting sick from mold and other environmental hazards, including rodent droppings, extreme heat and cold, dust, asbestos and more.
While fourth grade reading scores have declined since 2017, CT's scores exceeded the national average on all the tests.
As we said when Gov. Ned Lamont released his revised transportation plan on November 7, a modern, safe, multi-modal transportation infrastructure is a key component of a thriving economy, and Connecticut has suffered from a lack of sufficient investment.
Don’t get me wrong — some of my best friends are rich. I’m not doing too badly myself. But the time has come, my friends, to pony up.
Statistically, I will earn $220,000 less than my male counterparts at work with the same training, experience, and hours worked by the time I retire -- just by nature of being a woman. This is the gender pay gap and there is no denying that it exists, even though it remains surprising to some in this modern world.
The federal government has announced that it will not allow any legislation that regulate e-cigarettes -- a reversal of prior indications. The lobbyists for the e-cigarette companies have convinced the administration that their supporters like to vape -- and therefore the administration will not allow any legislation that might curb the vaping epidemic. This announcement leaves the work of protecting the health of children, teenagers, and adults to the states.
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