Education

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The cap on charter schools in New York is unlikely to be raised this year, due to changing political dynamics in the Democratic- led New York State legislature, and opposition from the teachers union.

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Standardized math testing for grades 3 through 8 in New York will wrap up in May. Many schools will implement paper testing this week, after state education officials cancelled computer-based testing due to a software glitch this month.

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Hedge fund mogul Ray Dalio and his wife, Barbara, have pledged to donate $100 million to help public education in Connecticut. The pledge through Dalio Philanthropies is part of a $300 million public-private partnership with the state announced in East Hartford on Friday by Governor Ned Lamont.

Lamont told a crowd of students at East Hartford High School that this is the largest known philanthropic donation to benefit the state.

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State education officials ordered the cancellation of computerized testing for New York’s third through eighth grade students on Wednesday, after a testing software glitch prevented some students from being able to complete, and in some cases, even begin the tests. But they say they will be able to restart the tests on Thursday.

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Governor Ned Lamont last week pared back his proposal that would force Connecticut school districts to consolidate. But the bill before the General Assembly is unchanged.

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