Education

Moratorium possible on Common Core test results
6:25 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

NY lawmakers consider delaying effects of Common Core testing

New York lawmakers say it’s likely the state budget will include a moratorium on the effects of school exams administered in connection with the controversial Common Core learning standards.

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State would pay for 3 courses
7:16 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Malloy highlights bill he proposed to encourage former students to go back to college

Conn. Governor Dannel Malloy at Housatonic Community College on Monday
Credit Craig LeMoult

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy visited Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport on Monday to speak about a bill he has proposed to increase the number of people who can finish degrees at Connecticut’s state colleges and universities.

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Lost by one vote
6:24 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

NY Dream Act supporters vow to fight on

Supporters of Dream Act legislation say they were “set up”, when a hastily arranged vote on the bill in the Senate chamber late Monday led to the measure’s failure by just one vote.

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Education
9:53 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Simulator shows students the dangers of distracted driving

University of New Haven student Nick Sullivan in a simulator showing the dangers of distracted driving
Credit Craig LeMoult

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that in 2012, 3,328 people were killed in crashes involving distracted drivers. This week, at the University of New Haven, students are getting the chance to see just how hard it is to drive when they’re distracted.

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Attendance at Regents vote is unusual move
6:40 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

NY Senate Republicans to vote "no" on Regents as criticism of Common Core

New York Senate Republicans say they will break a long standing tradition of boycotting the election of new Regents. They now say they will attend a joint legislative session, and that many will vote "no" over dissatisfaction with the Common Core education standards.  

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