Under a law passed in the General Assembly, Connecticut will study and then implement a statewide virtual school program under the control of the State Board of Education, possibly emulating the virtual school program in
Conspicuously absent from Gov. Ned Lamont’s bill creating a commission to study and make recommendations for school regionalization is any consideration of school performance. The proposed Commission on Shared School Services – made up of
The Connecticut Parents Union filed a lawsuit in federal court on February 20 against the state of Connecticut alleging racial quotas meant to keep the state’s magnet schools diverse are actually preventing minority students from gaining access
Gov. Ned Lamont is proposing a commission to develop a plan to regionalize school districts in Connecticut, throwing his hat in the ring with two other highly-contentious forced regionalization bills from fellow Democrats. According Senate
Gov. Ned Lamont’s budget proposes shifting 25 percent of the “normal cost” of teacher pensions onto towns and cities, but distressed municipalities will only have to shoulder 5 percent, which means the City of Hartford
Lawmakers addressed the elephant in the room during a standing-room only meeting of Connecticut’s Education Committee to consider bill concepts, including regionalization of education services. The subject on everyone’s mind was a bill proposal introduced
Connecticut State Auditors found 47 students were enrolled in magnet schools outside of the lottery process during the 2016-2017 school year in a new audit of the State Department of Education, potentially violating the 1996
Connecticut professors with the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system will receive two 5.5 percent raises in 2019 and 2020, according to a contract summary published by the union representing CSCU professors.
Connecticut’s Teachers Retirement System is underfunded by at least $13 billion and the state’s actuarily required contribution has grown 145 percent over the past ten years.
Part of the bipartisan budget passed in November included raising teachers’ contribution toward their pensions from 6 to 7 percent, but a bill passed out of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee would roll that