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Monthly Archive for May, 2012

: May, 2012

Standardized Testing Gone Nuts – An Update from Bridgeport, Connecticut

by Jon Pelto from Wait, What It was only a month ago that, fresh off the 2012 state-wide Connecticut Mastery Tests, Bridgeport’s $229,000 part-time superintendent of schools, Paul Vallas, announced
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Romney’s Appeal To Voters Is The Economy?

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Vermont’s Leaders Are Smarter Than Ours

by Jon Pelto from Wait, What< “As the Vermont Department of Education has continued to negotiate for the flexibility that was promised since we started in August, it has become clear that the
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Florida’s Standardized Testing Disaster – “Education Reform” At Its Worst

by Jon Pelto from Wait, What Like the car accident that you can’t take your eyes off of, the incredible standardized test debacle that is playing itself out in Florida is a stunning lesson about how
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Venice at the Mattatuck Museum

Ernest David Roth, Ca d’Oro, 1913, Private Collection John Taylor Arms, Venetian Mirror, 1935 Fabio Mauroner, La Processione (S. Maria della Salute), 1924 The Mattatuck Museum presents Reflections &
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Robert Reich: How Romney Got Rich

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Himes, StartUp Connecticut to Host Entrepreneurs Roundtable Thursday at Stamford Innovation Center

On Thursday May 24, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) will join StartUp Connecticut and local business owners for a roundtable discussion on entrepreneurship at the Stamford Innovation Center. Himes will
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EXONERATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES, 1989 – 2012

FULL REPORT BY THE NATIONAL REGISTRY OF EXONERATIONS Key Findings 1. Snapshot figures of the 873 exonerated defendants:  93% are men, 7% women;  50% are black, 38% white, 11% Hispanic and 2% Native
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Connecticut Highly Rated, But Can Do Better: Many Injuries Do Still Occur

In a new report, The Facts Hurt: A State-By-State Injury Prevention Policy Report, 24 states scored a five or lower on a set of 10 key indicators of steps states can take to prevent injuries. Two
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Blumenthal Endorses Murphy for U.S. Senate

Today, Senator Richard Blumenthal endorsed Chris Murphy’s campaign for the United States Senate. With this endorsement, Senator Blumenthal joins a growing list of Connecticut leaders to stand with
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