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Malloy shifts executive order funds, adjusts school aid

Patricia Daddona |

With no state budget in hand, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Friday reshuffled $100 million in current fiscal year spending, a move that mainly affects nonprofits and school systems and concerned other...

CT education tech plan sets new five-year goals

Patricia Daddona |

The Connecticut Commission for Educational Technology has revealed a five-year plan to promote digital learning, technology infrastructure and data and privacy in the state.

Report: CT student borrowers' average debt drops in 2016

Patricia Daddona |

Connecticut's 2016 college graduates had the fourth highest average student debt in the nation, though it fell 12 percent from a year ago, according to a new national report by LendEDU.

Budget cuts may erode gains in school mental health services

JULIA WERTH | CT MIRROR |

Since the horrific shooting of children and faculty at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012, Connecticut has made significant investments in school mental health services and specifically in...

3-year total for UConn Foundation nearly $230M

Eric Bedner | Journal Inquirer |

Donations to the University of Connecticut Foundation are approaching $230 million over the past several years, the most raised in a three-year period in the history of the university. But where the...

State to continue funding pre-K expansion despite lack of budget

JACQUELINE RABE THOMAS | CT MIRROR |

The state notified 24 school districts Friday that it will pay for preschool programs the state has historically funded.

UConn bookstore on pace to open downtown

Patricia Daddona |

UConn and book retailer Barnes & Noble College are working to open a café-bookstore this month in time for the Aug. 23 grand opening of the new UConn campus in downtown Hartford.

UConn, URI create coalition for Navy training

Patricia Daddona |

The University of Connecticut and the University of Rhode Island are teaming up with the U.S. Navy to provide training for engineering undergraduates considering careers in the Navy and undersea...

Without a budget, Malloy says he will shift state aid to poorer school districts

JACQUELINE RABE THOMAS | CT MIRROR | 1

With the first day of school quickly approaching, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Tuesday he will use his executive authority to shift state school aid from more affluent towns to better shield poor...

Donors, students abandon Trinity after prof's Facebook posts go viral

Patricia Daddona | 2

Trinity College has lost an estimated $200,000 in donations and 16 incoming students in connection with the national uproar following controversial Facebook posts of longtime sociology professor...

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