Education

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Chronic Absenteeism was the first topic discussed by Connecticut’s Trafficking in Persons Council at its June meeting on Thursday.  

Karen DeWitt / WAMC

The state’s largest teachers union brought bagpipe players and a brass band to the Capitol to push for a bill to decouple teacher evaluations from the results of standardized tests.

Eric Gay / AP

Connecticut teachers, superintendents and state education officials are debating next steps for student discipline following Governor Dannel Malloy’s veto of a bill that sought to set new standards for suspensions.

Seth Wenig / AP

Outstanding student debt in the U.S surpassed $1.5 trillion this year, and the percentage of students defaulting on their federal loans has been trending upward.

Susan Haigh / AP

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has vetoed his first bill this year. It would have prevented him or future governors from cutting education funding to cities and towns to close a budget deficit mid-year. 

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