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Supreme Court rules education in poor communities meets constitutional standard


The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the state is providing students in Connecticut's most impoverished school districts with the minimally adequate education the constitution mandates.

UConn startups raise record-setting $60M in funding in 2017

Patricia Daddona |

UConn reports that startups in its Technology Incubation Program (TIP) attracted a record $60 million in funding to help speed up their growth in 2017.

Smith Brothers Insurance donates gifts to CT children

Smith Brothers Insurance in Glastonbury sponsored 40 children in need, and raised more than $7,500 for the 2017 Holiday Bear Project through the Connecticut Education...

Incorporating MLK’s tenets in the workplace

Ted Carroll |

As a community organizer by training, I frequently refer to Martin Luther King Jr. for lessons and inspiration. The vision he so eloquently articulated in 1983 appealed to such a large swath of...

Top state education officials say there is nowhere left to cut


After being asked by the governor's budget office to recommend places to cut state education spending, Connecticut's top school officials have decided reductions are not possible.

Malloy: Time to stretch out spiking teacher pension costs


Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has called on state lawmakers to restructure Connecticut's contributions into its cash-starved teacher pension fund, deferring some expenses for decades but mitigating huge,...

HBJ's 2018 economic forecast


Hartford Business Journal's 2017-2018 Book of Lists includes an economic forecast section containing outlooks for the year ahead from various economists and industry experts.

Williams anticipating more nonprofit funding requests amid budget constraints

John Stearns |

Jay Williams became president at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving in mid-July at a difficult time for the region: the city of Hartford was contemplating bankruptcy, there was a roughly $3.5...

Free to lead Univ. of St. Joseph through year of major changes

Patricia Daddona |

Two major changes University of St. Joseph President Rhona Free has made since landing at the school a few years ago will come to fruition in 2018.

Funding, affordability continue to plague higher-ed

John Stearns |

Shrinking funding — from state aid to federal tuition and research support — will continue to challenge Connecticut colleges and universities in 2018, requiring them to find new ways to...

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