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  • State Education Chief Leaving After Series Of Controversies

    State Education Chief Leaving After Series Of Controversies
    HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Monday that Stefan Pryor, his controversial state education commissioner, will leave by January and is "actively seeking new professional opportunities'' — a move that critics branded as an election-...
  • Pryor Helped Set Education Reform On Right Track

    Pryor Helped Set Education Reform On Right Track
    When Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was elected four years ago, Connecticut had the worst achievement gap between poor minority students and suburban white students in the country. In addition, overall test scores were flat, and the state was consistently...
  • Editorial: As Amistad Foundered, State Had No Clue

    Editorial: As Amistad Foundered, State Had No Clue
    For those who believe the state gives away money to organizations with little oversight, an unquestioning attitude and scant due diligence, look no further than Connecticut's bumbling actions regarding the tall ship Amistad. The Freedom Schooner Amistad...
  • Cisneros Media Targets U.S. Auds with 'Trapped on a Telenovela' Comedy

    Cisneros Media is the latest Latin American media heavyweight to target the U.S. market, setting a deal to develop an English-language comedy "American Girl Trapped on a Telenovela" with gameshow vet Jeff Sutphen. "Trapped on a Telenovela" centers on...
  • On Gardening: Plant a little sunshine with this hot shrub

    On Gardening: Plant a little sunshine with this hot shrub
    If you have been hoping to light up your garden with dazzling foliage, then you need a little Sunshine. Actually a little is good but a lot of Sunshine is better. The Sunshine I am referring to is one of the hottest shrubs anywhere and that is the...
  • Watch Robin Williams' Oscars speech; Affleck, Damon pay tribute

    Watch Robin Williams' Oscars speech; Affleck, Damon pay tribute
    Robin Williams' emotional Oscars speech recalls an actor at the top of his game. The comedian, who was found dead Monday after an apparent suicide by hanging, won the 1998 Academy Award for supporting actor for his role as mourning psychology teacher...
  • No Names In Amistad Story?

    The Page 1 story "Audits Find Fiscal Lapses" [Aug. 9] on the fiscal mismanagement of Amistad America Inc. is important. It delivers several facts: significant evidence of inept or misuse of generous state funding for an emblematic Connecticut tourist...
  • Don't Forget Charter School Successes

    As the troubling story unfolds about the Hartford-based charter network FUSE, attention is rightly centered on problems that demand correction. The issues around hiring practices and ethical behavior need to be addressed urgently and deliberately...
  • Audits: As Amistad Finances Collapsed, State Money Kept Flowing

    Audits: As Amistad Finances Collapsed, State Money Kept Flowing
    When the cash began running out at the nonprofit Amistad America Inc., officials defaulted on bank loans, skimped on bills, borrowed from employees and used state grant money as a temporary loan against other grants, a series of audits released Friday...
  • Extraordinary Life: A Litigator With A Gift For Mediation

     Extraordinary Life: A Litigator With A Gift For Mediation
    Palmer McGee was a soft spoken, white-shoe lawyer with an innate sense of fairness and compassion. He embodied paradox: a West Point graduate who actively opposed the war in Vietnam; a Republican who ran for the U.S. Senate on a peace ticket. He...
  • Audit Museums

    The state's many museums should be audited on a regular basis and it should be mandated. I once visited the old science museum in West Hartford when my children were little. It was expensive to get in and there was not much to see once we got in. With...