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  • State Panel Urges Improvements For Bilingual Education

    To help improve the performance of students who are learning English, a panel has recommended a series of changes that include extending the number of years that students are eligible to stay in bilingual education from three school years to five.
  • Commissioner Approved, Despite Complaints About Rikers Island Tenure

    Commissioner Approved, Despite Complaints About Rikers Island Tenure
    In the most controversial nomination of the year so far, the state House of Representatives approved Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's pick Tuesday as the commisssioner of public safety after lawmakers blasted her tenure overseeing the Rikers Island prison in New...

    Public Safety Commissioner Wins Reappointment By Narrow Margin

    Public Safety Commissioner Wins Reappointment By Narrow Margin
    HARTFORD — Despite serious objections from legislators Tuesday, the state House of Representatives narrowly voted to approve Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's choice for public safety commisssioner. In a largely party line vote, the House approved the...

    Enfield State Rep. Alexander Charged With DUI

    Enfield State Rep. Alexander Charged With DUI
    WINDSOR LOCKS — A state representative from Enfield was arrested early Saturday on a charge of driving under the influence, and the House speaker said the incident is serious enough he may lose his leadership responsibilities. Rep. David Alexander,...

    Connecticut legislator apologizes for drunk driving arrest

    A Connecticut state representative says he has been arrested on a drunken driving charge and is apologizing to constituents. David Alexander, an Enfield Democrat, said in a statement Saturday to WVIT-TV (http://bit.ly/1FIFk2x) he was arrested early...