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Freedom of Information Act

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  • New Leader Appointed For Jumoke Charter Schools

    New Leader Appointed For Jumoke Charter Schools
    HARTFORD — Troy Monroe, a former academic director for the beleaguered charter school operator FUSE, has been named the new leader of Jumoke Academy. Monroe recently served as acting co-CEO for Family Urban Schools of Excellence after last month's...
  • Blogger sues CTA for documents related to Ventra contract

    Blogger sues CTA for documents related to Ventra contract
    A blogger sued the CTA on Wednesday to obtain copies of the losing bids and other documents related to the transit agency awarding an almost half-billion-dollar contract in 2011 for the new Ventra fare-collection system. Jason Prechtel filed the lawsuit...
  • Jumoke Balks At Former FUSE Workers' Push For Unemployment

    Jumoke Balks At Former FUSE Workers' Push For Unemployment
    HARTFORD — At least a dozen former FUSE employees, including embattled CEO Michael M. Sharpe, have applied for unemployment benefits and named the government-subsidized Jumoke Academy charter school as their former employer. In his request to...
  • FOP seeks to halt release of internal police misconduct files

    FOP seeks to halt release of internal police misconduct files
    The union that represents Chicago police wants to halt the release of internal investigation files for alleged police misconduct. In an injunction filed Monday in Cook County circuit court, the Fraternal Order of Police claims the release of the...
  • Guantanamo filmed guards searching Qurans for contraband

    MIAMI The U.S. military filmed troops searching captives' Qurans inside Guantanamo's prison building for cooperative captives an episode blamed for sparking the prison's long-running hunger strike, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. The...
  • Car dealer wins sales tax rebate deal

    Car dealer wins sales tax rebate deal
    Elmhurst City Council members Monday approved 10 to 2 another sales tax rebate for a car dealer despite concerns over the amount and length of the deal. The deal will give Larry Roesch Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge LLC up to $1.5 million over 15 years for...
  • Charter School Probe Turns To Missed Rent Payments, Commissioner's Emails

    Charter School Probe Turns To Missed Rent Payments, Commissioner's Emails
    As federal investigators pressed Tuesday to obtain the state education commissioner's emails, the Jumoke Academy charter school group acknowledged that the former executive at the center of a growing education scandal regularly missed rent payments...
  • Hampton City Schools administrator raises total $30,000

    Hampton City Schools administrator raises total $30,000
    HAMPTON — Several Hampton City Schools administrators quietly received about $30,000 in raises last month, according to documents received Tuesday by the Daily Press. The raises came after the school division made drastic cuts to balance its...
  • Curt Gentry dies at 83; California historian co-wrote 'Helter Skelter'

    Curt Gentry, a California historian who wrote or co-wrote more than a dozen books, including a bestselling biography of J. Edgar Hoover and the true-crime classic "Helter Skelter" about the Manson family murders, written with former prosecutor Vincent...
  • UConn Foundation Must Reveal Spending Details

    UConn Foundation Must Reveal Spending Details
    Hillary Clinton's jaw-dropping $251,250 fee for a speech at the University of Connecticut brought the foundation that paid the bill into the spotlight. The public should get a closer look at all its spending. The University of Connecticut Foundation...
  • FOI Advocate: Malloy Administration Should Push Charter Group On Public Disclosure

     FOI Advocate: Malloy Administration Should Push Charter Group On Public Disclosure
    The president of the Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information is blasting an embattled Hartford charter school group for refusing to release information to the public about its taxpayer-funded operations – adding that the Malloy...