February 25, 2016

Hartford CourantTop State Officials Lop Almost Two Hours Off 'Smarter Balanced' Test

“Gov. Dannel P. Malloy had news Thursday morning that most school kids will be glad to hear: the state's standardized test will be about an hour to almost two hours shorter this year…”

February 24, 2016

CT MIRROR: Legislators say proposed school cuts would shift burden to towns

“Top Democratic legislators are convinced the $69.7 million Gov. Dannel P. Malloy proposes to cut from education will result either in local property tax increases or major program reductions in schools throughout the state…”

February 23, 2016

CT Viewpoints: OP-ED: CT Senate Bill 175 Stifles Parents’ Right To Dissent On Standardized Testing

“There is no rational explanation to support SB 175, a newly-proposed bill with the innocuous title "An Act Concerning Recommendations of the Department of Education". There is no excuse for elected officials to take away a citizen's right to peacefully protest and dissent…”

February 22, 2016

CT MirroR: Program That Trains Teachers For Hard-To-Fill Slots Faces Big Cut

“With hundreds of students in low-performing districts already being taught by a revolving door of substitute teachers because schools cannot find enough qualified teachers, the state's largest producer of teachers in high-need subject areas might have to close its summer program…”