| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:07 AM
A Hartford charter school group under state investigation is being pulled from a Bridgeport public school that it was managing with state funds, education officials said Wednesday.
Bridgeport interim Superintendent Frances Rabinowitz said she intends to...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 10:10 PM
HARTFORD — Two more top administrators have left a charter school management group in the aftermath of last weekend's resignation of its CEO, Michael Sharpe — who quit abruptly following disclosures in The Courant that he had never earned...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 11:55 AM
The 2½-year legal battle over ex-deputy environmental commissioner David Leff's neck ailment – a case that exposed claims of both unfairness and excessive generosity in the state's system of awarding premium pensions to retirees with disabilities...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 7:15 PM
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-...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 5:45 PM
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...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:55 AM
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...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 9:18 AM
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...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 10:49 AM
Internal investigation files for alleged police misconduct will now be made public, officials said Sunday in a statement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office.
With the new policy, the Chicago Police Department will release investigative files relating to...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 5:43 AM
Citing a flood of lawsuits from applicants who were denied concealed carry permits because of objections from local law enforcement that were shrouded in secrecy, the Illinois State Police announced Monday that it will require a state review board to give...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 3:26 PM
HARTFORD — The city's proposal to build a minor league baseball stadium could derail plans for a new XL Center or compete with the existing downtown arena, a top development official said in an email obtained by The Courant.
| Jul 17, 2014
| 11:15 AM
It has been a season of giants in the arts. In New York, Jeff Koons' "Split-Rocker," a 37-foot-tall foliage sculpture of a rocking horse made up of 50,000 flowering plants, has given Kara Walker's sphinx, a 35-foot-tall sculpture made of an estimated 40...