Dan Katz

WSHU News Director

Dan began his career in public radio at WUFT-FM in Gainesville while attending the University of Florida. As host and producer of the Front Page Edition of All Things Considered, he interviewed several key political figures as well as some controversial personalities. He has also been recognized by the Florida Associated Press and the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists for his feature reporting.

The Connecticut Department of Education released  the results of this year's statewide standardized tests on Tuesday.

The Connecticut Academic Performance Test, which is given to 10th graders, showed slight improvement in math science, and reading. However, it also showed slightly lower scores in writing.

The Connecticut Mastery Test, which is given to elementary and middle school students, showed lower scores across the board.

Gun rights advocates around the country plan to spend money at Starbucks stores today to show support for the coffee chain's policy of allowing customers to carry hand guns inside their stores. Gun control activists are trying to discourage any gatherings in Newtown, where 20 elementary school students and 6 educators were killed during a mass shooting in December.

The Connecticut Department of Children and Families says it has responded to a call from its commissioner, Joette Katz, to place a greater emphasis on kinship care.

Connecticut House Speaker Brendan Sharkey says he wants to take a look at the state's self-defense laws to make sure a situation like the deadly shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin can't happen in Connecticut.

The Connecticut General Assembly has so-called veto sessions scheduled for Monday morning meant to look at the possibility of overriding any of Governor Dannel Malloy's vetoes. The sessions are expected to be brief with no major action.