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  • Malloy Announces Plan To Assist With Common Core

    Calling it the "Connecticut Core Initiative," Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced plans Thursday to follow recommendations made by a task force to help implement the new academic standards known as the Common Core State Standards.
  • Democrats Reap $91,000 From Charter Schools Advocate And His Family

    There may be no better illustration of state Democrats' massive fundraising efforts in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's re-election year than the political donations of Jonathan Sackler and his extended family. A total of $91,000 in donations has rolled into...

    Edwards says she will not 'lower standards' on teacher evaluations

    Edwards says she will not 'lower standards' on teacher evaluations
    About 100 Baltimore educators rallied at city school headquarters Monday, protesting last-minute changes to their evaluation system that the teachers union vowed it would fight to reverse. But district officials say doing so would result in "lower...

    Teachers' union leader blasts U.S. Education secretary over comments

    American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten sharply criticized U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan last week for his praise of a ruling by a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge deeming certain job protections for teachers in...

    Pelto: It's Definite; He's A Candidate For Governor

    Pelto: It's Definite; He's A Candidate For Governor
    Former state Rep. Jonathan Pelto, the Democrat who last month began exploring a third-party candidacy against incumbent Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, declared Wednesday that he's definitely running for governor – a move that some party...