After 8 Hour Meeting, CT Okays 4 Charters

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$900/Day for ‘Special Assistant Superintendent’

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Super on ‘Vacation’ Until Contract Expires

Reprinted from The Courant HARTFORD — The city board of education has worked out a deal with Superintendent Christina Kishimoto that would let her spend the remaining three months of her contract on vacation from the district. The arrangement, Kishimoto …

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CT Takes Aim at Chronic School Absenteeism

Reprinted from The Courant HARTFORD — Lawmakers are considering a bill that aims to ensure that children who are chronically absent from school get help early — before they become truants or get poor grades or drop out. "If you …

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Newtown Efforts for Youth Mental Health

Reprinted from Boston.com HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Some of the charities paying for mental health care for children and families affected by the Sandy Hook massacre are running short of money and officials don’t know how much they'll need — …

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CT District Parents Voice Support for Charter

Reprinted from the New Haven Register NEW HAVEN >> Before having children, Veronica Douglas-Givan traveled the state, witnessed the anxiety parents faced over education in the areas of the “have-nots,” and said that would never be her. “I would say, …

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CT Gov Creates New Common Core Task Force

Reprinted from The Courant Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed an executive order Tuesday creating a 25-member task force of educators to deliver recommendations on how to improve the roll-out of the new academic goals called the Common Core State Standards. …

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CT Parents Saying No to Common Core Tests

Reprinted from The Courant As Connecticut prepares to launch a new standardized test that will be taken on computers, some parents are pushing to pull their children out of the exams. "I'm just concerned that this hasn't been reviewed thoroughly," …

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CT Union: We No Longer Support Teacher Evals

Reprinted from CT News Junkie The state’s largest teachers union announced Thursday that it no longer supports the teacher evaluation method it participated in creating two years ago. Sheila Cohen, president of the Connecticut Education Association, said she was not …

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CT Teacher Faces Bullying Allegations

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