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  • Emanuel rakes in $533,000 more with campaign donor limits off

    Emanuel rakes in $533,000 more with campaign donor limits off
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has raked in another $533,000 for his re-election run, almost all of it thanks to the fact that the state's campaign contribution limits don't apply to the mayor's race.
  • Sandy Hook Teachers, Community Need Long-Term Help, AFT Leader Says

    Sandy Hook Teachers, Community Need Long-Term Help, AFT Leader Says
    NEWTOWN — In 2 1/2 hours of conversations with teachers from Sandy Hook Elementary School Tuesday, Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, said the major concern that emerged is the need to ensure that adequate mental...

    Teachers Union President To Visit Newtown

    Teachers Union President To Visit Newtown
    American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten will meet with Newtown teachers Tuesday to discuss how schools have been addressing issues that arose in the wake of the Dec. 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting.  Weingarten and AFT...

    U.S. proposes new guidelines on teacher education programs

    U.S. proposes new guidelines on teacher education programs
    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Tuesday announced new guidelines to improve the preparation of the nation's teaching ranks that will require states to rate the performance of training programs and shift federal funding to those that receive...

    Longtime Advocate For State's Cities, Towns

    Joel Cogen, who co-founded and propelled the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities into a powerful voice for cities and towns in the state legislature, died Nov. 8. He was 81 and had lived in Hamden. Today, "CCM is the envy of just about every...