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Public News Service - CT: Education

Budgets proposed by Gov. Dannel Malloy and state legislators all cut spending on children's programs and services to record lows. (Dannel Malloy/Flickr)

HARTFORD, Conn. – An analysis of four proposed state budgets finds they all would cut critical spending on programs for children to record lows and still fail to address the causes of the deficit. The proposals - from Gov. Dannel Malloy, House Republicans and Democrats, and Senate Republican

A new report says investing in education and infrastructure attracts businesses. (Andrew Gusciora/Wikimedia Commons)

HARTFORD, Conn. – A new report suggests Connecticut's quality of life and business environment are better than state leaders appear to believe. Like most states, Connecticut suffered job losses and economic decline when the Great Recession hit - and since then, perceptions of the state's econo

The median debt for graduates of four-year, for-profit colleges in Connecticut is more than $28,000. (Michael Fleshman/Flickr)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Most students who enroll in for-profit colleges in Connecticut don't graduate, and those who do are deeper in debt, according to the Center for Responsible Lending. The group's report says only 35 percent of students graduate from for-profit colleges in the state, compared t

About 85 percent of Connecticut students ride buses to public schools, which exposes them to greater levels of air pollution. (School Bus Central/Wikimedia Commons)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Environmentalists want Connecticut to use some of the money from the Volkswagen settlement to help children in low-income communities affected by air pollution. The state will be getting almost $51 million from the car maker's $20 billion settlement for deliberately cheating

Nationally, African American children are six times more likely to have a parent in jail than are white children. (Amanda Mills/pixnio.com)

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Mass incarceration of African Americans has contributed significantly to the racial achievement gap in the nation's schools, according to a recent report. The so-called war on drugs vastly expanded the U.S. prison population. But while African Americans are no more likely to sel

Gov. Dannel Malloy wants to end the block-grant system of funding Connecticut public schools. (Dannel Malloy/Flickr)

HARTFORD, Conn. - Advocates for school-funding reform say Gov. Dannel Malloy's proposals are a step in the right direction but don't go far enough. In his budget plan, Malloy called for ending the block-grant system of funding local school districts, and indicated that he wants to use enrollment in

Gov. Dannel Malloy wants state lawmakers to enact a fair funding for public schools. (Dannel Malloy/flickr.com)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Education advocates are applauding Gov. Dannel Malloy's call for school funding that is fair, transparent, accountable and adaptable. In his State of the State address on Wednesday, Malloy challenged the General Assembly to act to guarantee "equal access to a quality educat

Public-education advocates say school funding should reflect income levels and students with special needs. (USAG-Humphreys/Flickr)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Connecticut's school funding system has been found unconstitutional, but a new Funding Formula Guidebook may help legislators as they consider reforms. Produced by the Connecticut School Finance Project, a nonpartisan information and data resource, the guidebook gives an o

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