Connecticut First
6:00 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Malloy Announces P-Tech School; Two Charter Schools Approved

Governor DannelTech stands for Pathways in Technology Early College High School. The new school will be located at Norwalk High School. By the start of the next academic year there will be about 27 of these schools across the country. The schools integrate high school and college curricula for grades nine through 14. Students who complete the program graduate with both a high school diploma and an associates degree in applied science at no cost.

Following a long debate over charter schools, the state Board of Education voted unanimously this week to approve two charter schools—followed by two more. The first two approved schools , Great Oaks for Bridgeport and Booker T. Washington School in New Haven, are scheduled to open this fall.

Undocumented Students Seek Aid

A group of undocumented students in Connecticut is urging state higher education agencies to allow them access to a state financial aid program, known as institutional aid. But higher education officials said there was nothing they could do to change the policy. Last month, Connecticut Students for a Dream filed a rulemaking petition with the Office of Higher Education, the Board of Regents, and the UConn Board of Trustees requesting that undocumented students be allowed access to institutional aid.

Pro-Gun Rights and Gun Control Activists Supporting Political Candidates

Gun control advocates and gun rights activists are both saying they will actively campaign for candidates on their side in this fall’s elections. This comes on the first anniversary of the passage of a major gun control bill passed in the aftermath of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Husky Weekend

"Husky Weekend," as proclaimed by Governor Malloy continues through Sunday in honor of both the UConn men's and women's basketball teams playing in the NCAA Final Four tournament. Malloy says he will extend the "Husky Weekend" through Tuesday if either team makes it to the championship.

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