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Ben Barnes named CFO of higher-education system

Ben Barnes, who has overseen Connecticut’s state finances for eight years as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s only secretary of policy and management, was named Monday as the chief financial officer for the state’s sprawling system of community colleges and regional state universities. Continue Reading →

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Next wave of police departments face racial disparity analysis

Central Connecticut State University researchers released their third annual statewide report Thursday that identified seven Connecticut police departments for further study because of racial or ethnic disparities in their traffic stop patterns. The departments are Berlin, Monroe, Newtown, Norwich, Ridgefield, Darien and State Police Troop B in North Canaan. Continue Reading →

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Op-Ed: Connecticut bilingual education programs need reform

Connecticut has the nation’s largest achievement gap between English Language Learners and their peers who are English fluent. it is the interest of everyone in the state that we fix this shameful situation by embracing educational models that have been proven to produce good results. Continue Reading →

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Faculty push back on president’s plans for Connecticut State Universities

Discontent among some faculty with leadership of the state’s largest public college system may be close to a boiling point. Meetings are scheduled on two campuses this week to discuss concerns with initiatives for the future that have been put forward for the state’s four regional universities by Board of Regents President Gregory W. Gray. Continue Reading →

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Connecticut takes a deep look at racial profiling in traffic stops

Black drivers were nearly twice as likely as white drivers to be stopped by police in Connecticut, and blacks stopped were twice as likely as whites to have their vehicles searched, according to a compilation of 360,000 traffic stops from Oct. 1, 2013 through May 31, 2014. A town-by-town report card will follow in January after analysis of a full year’s data, adjusted for local factors such as commuting patterns Continue Reading →

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Obama arrives as Connecticut embraces his message, not him

President Obama’s visit here Wednesday comes a day after his job approval in the state hit an all-time low, but Connecticut still is a blue state well-primed to applaud his call for a higher minimum wage, an issue Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and other Democrats see as a boost to their re-election campaigns in 2014. Continue Reading →

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Obama to promote minimum wage at CCSU

President Obama will join Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the governors of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain on Wednesday to promote raising the minimum wage. Limited tickets will be offered to the public Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Detrick Gymnasium in Kaiser Hall at 1615 Stanley St., New Britain. One ticket per person will be distributed while available. Doors will open Wednesday at 11:30 in the gymnasium. Malloy, who was on a White House press call Sunday with Govs. Continue Reading →

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