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  • Is State's New Transparency Law For Charter Managers Strong Enough?

    Is State's New Transparency Law For Charter Managers Strong Enough?
    After last year's debacle involving the Hartford-based Jumoke Academy charter school operation, many legislators arrived at the Capitol this year on a mission to improve the control and regulation of charter schools. A new law, passed with overwhelming support in the General Assembly but not yet signed by the governor, is designed to make charter schools and the charter management organizations that oversee them more accountable and transparent.
  • House Approves Bill that Requires Education Commissioner to Have Classroom, Administrative Experience

    House Approves Bill that Requires Education Commissioner to Have Classroom, Administrative Experience
    Candidates seeking to become Connecticut's top education official would need classroom experience under a bill approved by the House of Representatives Thursday. House Bill 6977, which cleared the chamber on a vote of 138 to 5, would require the state...

    House Passes Bill Giving School Boards Greater Budget Flexibility

    HARTFORD — Municipal taxpayers have long been bedeviled by a provision in state law that sets minimum spending requirements for boards of education and prevents local school districts from cutting their budgets by more than 0.5 percent. "I cannot...

    House Passes Bill Giving School Boards Greater Budgetary Flexibility

    Municipal taxpayers have long been bedeviled by a provision in state law that sets minimum spending requirements for boards of education and prevents local school districts from cutting their budgets by more than .5 percent. "I cannot tell you how many...

    Malloy Proposes Significant Cuts For Higher Education, Flat Funding for Local School Districts

    Malloy Proposes  Significant Cuts For Higher Education, Flat Funding for Local School Districts
    He's often said that education is a top priority, but now some advocates are saying that the swipes Gov. Dannel P. Malloy made at higher education funding and the continued flat funding for schools districts could be a serious setback. University of...