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Donovan Raises More Than $700,000

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More Than $200,000 Raised From More Than 1,800 Donors in Fourth Quarter; Average Contribution of Just $66 Total Raised From More Than 4,500 Individual Contributors in Just Over 2 Quarters in 2011 Democratic candidate for the 5th congressional district seat Chris Donovan announced today that he raised more than $200,000 in the fourth quarter of […] [Read More]
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Mitt’s Greatest Hits

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A View from the Classroom: Proven Ideas for Student Achievement

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A View from the Classroom: Proven Ideas for Student Achievement is a comprehensive education reform plan developed by teachers that includes changing the teacher evaluation process and replacing tenure with a streamlined dismissal process for underperforming teachers. Without question, there’s no greater asset to improving public schools than high-quality teachers. Teachers are in the classroom […] [Read More]
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More On Romney’s Involvement in Medicare Fraud

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H/T to a commenter on my previous post on this subject. This is well worth watching in full: [Read More]
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Latest Health Research

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I will certainly stop eating protein before major surgery in the future – but just not into total diet restriction: Protein-free diet good for you? Limiting certain essential nutrients for several days before surgery—either protein or amino acids—may reduce the risk of serious surgical complications such as heart attack or stroke, according to a new […] [Read More]
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Damon: While Romney was a director, defrauded Medicare of millions,

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Well, this is ununusual. A labor union weighing in on a Republian primary. Guess AFSCME thinks Newt would be a weaker candidate than Mitt: Here’s what FactCheck.org says about this ad: The ad, called “Greed,” says that “while Romney was a director at the Damon Corporation, the company was defrauding Medicare of millions,” and that […] [Read More]
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Education Reform Needs a Redo

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The Connecticut Council for Education Reform (CCER), a non-profit organization representing business and civic leaders, outlined its legislative priorities today. CCER’s mission is to represent the business and civic voice for comprehensive reform efforts to close the achievement gap while raising academic outcomes for all students in Connecticut. CCER’s priorities for the 2012 legislative session […] [Read More]
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The American Federation of Teachers Connecticut Endorses Donovan for Congress

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AFT Connecticut announced their support for Democratic candidate for the Fifth Congressional District Chris Donovan today in Meriden. AFT Connecticut, an affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers, represents more than 28,000 members in more than 90 local unions across Connecticut. AFT Connecticut represents teachers and school related personnel, state and municipal employees, healthcare professionals, […] [Read More]
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“Unethical, Erratic, Reckless”

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That about sums him up: From the Romney campaign, as described here. [Read More]
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Rising Test Scores in Connecticut School Districts Related to the Exclusion of Students with Disabilities

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A new report by Connecticut Voices for Children finds that the exclusion of thousands of students with disabilities from reported Connecticut Mastery Test results has distorted reported trends in test scores. Following test scores from year to year in the same grade, the study finds that statewide improvements in standard Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) scores […] [Read More]
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