Education

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The state’s largest teachers union brought bagpipe players and a brass band to the Capitol to push for a bill to decouple teacher evaluations from the results of standardized tests.

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Connecticut teachers, superintendents and state education officials are debating next steps for student discipline following Governor Dannel Malloy’s veto of a bill that sought to set new standards for suspensions.

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Outstanding student debt in the U.S surpassed $1.5 trillion this year, and the percentage of students defaulting on their federal loans has been trending upward.

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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has vetoed his first bill this year. It would have prevented him or future governors from cutting education funding to cities and towns to close a budget deficit mid-year. 

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Democratic candidate for governor and actor Cynthia Nixon came to the Capitol to talk about the need for more education aid and what she says is Governor Cuomo’s failings in that policy area. Meanwhile, Cuomo’s campaign says it’s Nixon who is being inconsistent.

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