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Continued backlash against new testing standards
4:23 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Education expert urges Common Core "revolt"

Education historian Diane Ravitch speaking to Long Island school superintendents
Credit Charles Lane

A national education expert told Long Island school administrators Tuesday that they should join parents in the revolt against Common Core.  Diane Ravitch, former assistant sectary of education, said the new set of education standards are socially irresponsible and likely against the law.  

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Affordable Care Act Explanations
7:57 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Conn.'s DeLauro, Himes, Murphy holding informational events about Obamacare

Members of Connecticut's Congressional delegation are hosting events to highlight the Affordable Care Act and encourage people to sign up for the state's healthcare exchange.

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Calls for Obamacare fix in Conn.
6:00 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Conn. Senate minority leader urges special session to deal with Obamacare

Conn. State Senator John McKinney
Credit File photo/Ebong Udoma

The leader of the Republican minority in the Connecticut Senate wants Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy to call state lawmakers into special session immediately. The GOP leader wants lawmakers to change state law in order to implement President Obama’s fix to the Affordable Care Act. 

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Book: "No Holds Barred"
5:00 am
Fri November 15, 2013

A closer look at the McMahon v Murphy 2012 Conn. senate race

The 2012 U.S. Senate race in Connecticut was one of the most expensive senate campaigns in the country that year. Sacred Heart University political science professor Gary Rose has written a new book about the race called “No Holds Barred.”  The book begins with U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman making a historic announcement that he would not seek another term, opening up the senate seat in Connecticut. The exceptionally hard-fought senatorial campaign was eventually won by the Democrat, Chris Murphy, who defeated Linda McMahon. She serves on the Board of Trustees of Sacred Heart University.

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"many of them can't hold a pencil"
10:43 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

NYS groups push testing ban for very young students

A coalition of unions and government reform groups are calling for a ban on standardized testing for New York’s school  children in second grade and younger. 

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