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Entries Tagged as 'Hartford Courant'

To Tell The Truth–Who Won The Guber Debate?

August 28th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Did anyone watch the battle between Malloy Math and Tom Foolery last night? Candidates for governor Democratic incumbent Dan Malloy and Republican Tom Foley brought along a few zingers in the test for veracity. New Haven Register coverage below followed by links to various news outlets: In their first debate of the campaign, Democratic Gov. […]

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Foley Supports School Choice

August 27th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Education, News and Events, State Politics

Hours from his first debate with incumbent Governor Dan Malloy, Republican nominee Tom Foley released his plan for Connecticut that includes five points “that matter most” with support for school choice. Foley has been criticized for lacking in issue specificity.

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Education Chief Pryor Expelled, Recruited Vallas To City

August 18th, 2014 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events, State Politics

The state education chief whose school reform policies caused much agita among public school teachers and lobbied the hiring of Paul Vallas as Bridgeport school leader is saying sayonara. From the Hartford Courant: Stefan Pryor, the controversial state education commissioner, will leave his post and is “actively seeking new professional opportunities,” according to Gov. Dannel […]

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Hartford Courant Endorses Walker

August 2nd, 2014 · 44 Comments · State Politics

Bridgeport resident David Walker, Republican candidate for lieutenant governor in the August 12 primary, has been endorsed by the Hartford Courant. The paper’s editorial board also endorsed John McKinney for governor over Republican-endorsed Tom Foley. Courant editorial: If you harbor the suspicion that state government could run more efficiently and less expensively, you might want […]

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Newton: The People’s Champ, Not Politicians’ Chump

July 20th, 2014 · 12 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

From Chris Keating, Hartford Courant: When former Sen. Ernie Newton campaigned door-to-door recently here in his hometown, not a single person asked about the federal prison term he served on felony charges in a political corruption scandal.

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Feds Probe Charter School Operator

July 18th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Education, News and Events

From the Hartford Courant: The troubled Hartford charter school operator FUSE was dealt another blow Friday when FBI agents served it with subpoenas to a grand jury that is examining the group’s operations.

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Charter Schools Play By Different Set Of Public Disclosure Rules

July 13th, 2014 · 19 Comments · Education, News and Events

Taxpayers foot the bill for charter school organizations, but when it comes to Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Act, leadership conveniently decides what is available for public disclosure including the group that was just canned by the Board of Education from managing Dunbar School. More on this from Jon Lender, Hartford Courant: For example, if a […]

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