No court or federal agency has ever deemed parking tickets racked up by college students to be “educational records” protected by privacy laws.
But when student journalists at the University of Oklahoma sought parking-ticket data from their school – to determine whether student-athletes or other VIPs were getting their tickets fixed – the university refused [...]
We may spend years trying to understand the troubled mind of Adam Lanza. But just two months after his deadly attack on the Sandy Hook Elementary School, my colleagues Alaine Griffin and Josh Kovner have produced an unmatched examination of Lanza’s life and his relationship to his protective mother, Nancy Lanza, whom he also [...]
As the Courant’s Vanessa de la Torre reports, Hartford Superintendent of Schools Christina M. Kishimoto and members of her cabinet will attend a training session to resolve a complaint that Kishimoto illegally barred the media from two meetings at local schools.
Kishimoto had earlier acknowledged that de la Torre was wrongly excluded from one [...]
Scores of parents at Duffy Elementary School in West Hartford took the extraordinary step last week of signing a petition expressing a lack of confidence in the school’s principal, complaining of an atmosphere of intimidation during the 12 years Kathleen Tracy has run the school.
Some of those parents would surely be curious to [...]
After unearthing a massive cheating scandal in Atlanta public schools, a team of reporters from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper set out to see if testing in other cities and towns across the country might have been compromised as well. The result: An analysis of 69,000 schools in 49 states, and a new
Connecticut Public Television lost its lucrative deal last month to broadcast the UConn women’s basketball games, a gut-punch that left worried employees moping in the hallways, CEO Jerry Franklin told the Connecticut Post. It also has observers wondering about the finances of parent organization Connecticut Public Broadcasting, which operates CPTV along with WNPR, the state’s [...]
ConnCAN, the New Haven-based education-reform group, has slogged through every available public teacher contract in the state and built a database listing salary ranges, number of teaching days, length of workday, class-size limits and other measurements.
“It is important to note that in many places, the contract is a baseline, and there are [...]
The Courant’s Jenna Carlesso has an eye-opening piece today on hotel, restaurant and other expenses charged to purchasing cards by Hartford city and school officials.
Conference and dining expenses are commonplace in any large organization. But at the same time the city is cutting expenses and trying to close a $56 million budget [...]
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