Sheila Cohen

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Malloy celebrates Pryor, but makes gesture to union critics

NEW BRITAIN – By turns wistful and upbeat, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor put a positive spin Thursday on Pryor’s announcement he will leave the Malloy administration, a departure sought by unions important to the governor’s re-election. He later named a leader of a teachers’ union to the State Board of Education. Continue Reading →

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Teacher evaluations: State asks court to ‘compel’ districts to turn over assessments

The top lawyers for the state are asking a Superior Court judge to “compel” nine of the state’s lowest-performing school districts to turn over individual teacher evaluations so they can prepare for a trial set to begin this fall over whether the state is properly funding education. Continue Reading →

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Teachers’ union calls Common Core rollout ‘botched,’ ‘mishandled’

“These goals which we want to achieve are falling out of reach and out of reality due to the implementation,” said Sheila Cohen, an elementary school teacher in Orange and the president of the 43,000-teacher Connecticut Education Association. Continue Reading →

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