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  • State Education Commissioner Calls For Investigation Of Hartford Charter School Group

    State Education Commissioner Calls For Investigation Of Hartford Charter School Group
    HARTFORD — State Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor called Friday for a special investigator to review the finances and operations of the Jumoke Academy charter schools and its embattled management group, Family Urban Schools of Excellence. The...
  • So Far, A Cease-Fire In War Against FOI, Watchdogs

    It's been six months since The Courant published its wish list for this year in the editorial series Agenda 2014 (on http://www.courantopinion.com. It's time for an update. Open Government So far this year, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and state lawmakers...
  • Obama: Wrong on cellphone searches and more

    Obama: Wrong on cellphone searches and more
    The surprising thing about the Supreme Court's decision on police searches of cellphones was its unanimity. Aligned on the same side of a major law enforcement issue were liberal and conservative justices who normally fight like cats and dogs. All...
  • Charter School Group Rocked By Two More Top-Level Departures

     Charter School Group Rocked By Two More Top-Level Departures
    HARTFORD — Two more top administrators have left a charter school management group in the aftermath of last weekend's resignation of its CEO, Michael Sharpe — who quit abruptly following disclosures in The Courant that he had never earned...
  • Subpoenas show grand jury underway in former Senator Puckett case

    Subpoenas show grand jury underway in former Senator Puckett case
    Federal investigators looking into the surprise resignation of a key state senator have pulled a year's worth of documents from the state's tobacco commission, where the senator was once expected to take a job. Subpoenas released Wednesday through the...
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  • Foregone conclusion in James Blair-IB middle school report

    WJC Schools superintendent wanted IB middle school idea spiked
    WILLIAMSBURG –Wednesday's report by WJC Schools exploring the feasibility of housing an International Baccalaureate program in the James Blair annex appears to have reached a conclusion before it was written. Emails obtained by the Gazette through...
  • 911 recordings shed light on shooting of neighbors by off-duty cop

    911 recordings shed light on shooting of neighbors by off-duty cop
    Authorities have released audio recordings of 911 calls that shed light on what happened in the moments before an off-duty Chicago police officer fatally shot his 86-year-old neighbor and wounded the man's 91-year-old wife in April. The recordings...
  • Problems With New Britain Stadium Put Solomon On The Move

    Problems With New Britain Stadium Put Solomon On The Move
    Rock Cats owner Josh Solomon doesn't like being called a liar. Nobody likes being called a liar. And that's probably as good a place as any to start. Solomon, who has reached a tentative deal to move the Double A baseball team 13 miles from New...
  • City Emails Shed Light On Early Rock Cats Talks

    City Emails Shed Light On Early Rock Cats Talks
    HARTFORD — On a late November afternoon in 2012, city officials met with executives from the New Britain Rock Cats and put in motion a secret 18-month negotiation to bring the minor league club to Hartford. The meeting at Salute on Trumbull Street...
  • Elections board gives remap supporters leeway in ballot challenge

     Elections board gives remap supporters leeway in ballot challenge
    Amid criticism that it was undermining an effort to change how Illinois' political maps are drawn, the Illinois State Board of Elections on Tuesday gave more leeway to the bipartisan group trying to get the measure on the November ballot. The Yes for...
  • Illinois elections board is rushing to kill a people power amendment

    Illinois elections board is rushing to kill a people power amendment
    Illinois voters would love the chance to grab the once-a-decade job of redrawing legislative boundaries from the politicians who have abused that process. Year after year, in poll after poll, support for giving that power to the people has been...