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The CT Mirror interviewed Katsouleas in his new office on the Storrs campus, where he discussed his goals for the university.
Parents and child care operators complained about both the lack of affordable, quality care and the difficulty of finding qualified staff.
Many wealthy towns choose to opt out of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) -- and its strict standards and requirements -- altogether.
A plan to exclude lawmakers from the executive committee would weaken oversight of the public-private partnership.
Statewide results for the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium were released Monday. Search to see how your schools and districts performed.
On October 1, shoppers will be paying a 7.35% tax on some groceries, but not others. In the latest budget, the tax exemption for groceries was quietly altered. When some Democrats proposed raising the tax by one percent on meals at restaurants, they justified the increase as a luxury tax.
How’s your commute going? Traffic getting worse? Trains still running late? As we all get back to work after the summer, commuters’ frustration level is rising as it seems nothing is being done to fix transportation.
Without healthy emotional intelligence, children grow up unable to solve problems or interact effectively with peers. They struggle at school, in the workplace and in their personal relationships. We never can assume that school administrators, however well-educated and well-intentioned, are completely tuned to the emotional and behavioral signs and issues inherent to their specific community. Traditional principal and superintendent preparation simply has not focused on this. It's critical that we move from a reactive to a proactive mindset, and address entire learning ecosystems.
How can Connecticut promote economic development, do more to keep its college graduates from leaving and generally improve our quality of life, all at the same time? We could begin by reforming state and municipal land-use laws to encourage increased development of “missing middle" housing, which has become scarcer in Connecticut as demand increases.
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