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PreK-12 & PSRP News

September 27, 2023
Nancy On Norwalk: NPS health insurance switch called ‘problematic’

September 26, 2023
New Haven Independent: Possible Futures Looking Bright On Edgewood
New Haven Register: Connecticut is facing teacher shortages. New Haven Public Schools is turning to university students to fill the gaps.

September 23, 2023
WTNH-TV Channel 8 News (with video): City leaders give 50,000 books to Hartford children

September 22, 2023
Education Week: Running for a School Board Seat? This Is the Most Powerful Endorsement You Can Get
UpWorthy: Teacher’s video shows empty kindergarten classroom, says she is forced to spend money on supplies

September 21, 2023
WTNH Channel 8 News (video): Hartford holding free book giveaway for kids on Saturday
NBC Connecticut: Vernon Public Schools is looking to fill several open positions

September 20, 2023
Education Week: Teachers Say Students Don’t Have Enough Time to Eat Lunch. Here’s How to Change That
Bloomberg Law: Covid Infections Rise as OSHA Health-Care Inspections, Rule Lag
Arts Council: Climate Movement Pushes City Hall On Action

September 18, 2023
Impakter: If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them: Teachers Are Going All In on Generative AI

September 17, 2023
CT Insider: Are K-12 class sizes growing in CT? Amid teacher shortage, some worry about packed rooms

September 12, 2023
New Haven Register: West Haven school board, union agree on 3-year teachers contract, raises

September 7, 2023
WSHU: Sound Bites: Connecticut paraeducators to receive relief on health insurance costs

September 6, 2023:
The Center Square (audio): Connecticut picks up health care costs for paraeducators

September 5, 2023
Hartford Courant: CT paraeducators, the ‘backbone of the educational world’ get state help with health insurance
Republican American: Paraeducators to receive health insurance help
CT Mirror: CT will help paraeducators pay health care costs with $5M subsidy
WFSB Channel 3 News (video): State unveils plan to address paraeducator shortage
WTNH Channel 8 News (video): Connecticut spending $5M on paraeducators’ health care
Connecticut Public Radio (audio): Meriden school bus drivers to return to work Wednesday

September 4, 2023
Hartford Business Journal: Change to nursing OT law seen as nod to organized labor, doing little to address staffing crisis

September 1, 2023
NBC Connecticut (with video): Hartford public schools has 120 teacher openings as school year begins

August 31, 2023
CT Public: New Haven starts school year with ongoing, but improving teacher shortage

August 30, 2023
Navigator: Americans’ Educational Priorities Focus on Keeping Students Safe and Ensuring They Are Prepared
Record Journal: Meriden’s school bus drivers vote again to strike on Friday

August 29, 2023
CT Insider: Hartford kicks off school year with message of hope amid teacher shortages and ‘bigger challenges’
New Haven Independent: Cross Duo Seeks To Repair Disrupted Educations
New Haven Independent: At Convocation, NHPS Dances To School Year’s Start
The Messenger: Vivek Ramaswamy Should Give Proposed Physical Fitness Test to Trump, Not Students, Teachers Union President Says

August 28, 2023
Associated Press: As worker actions continue nationwide, White House highlights how administration is helping unions
KIRO 7 News (video): Parent, teacher groups urge social media companies to make apps safer for kids

August 27, 2023
The Courant: Teacher shortage bedevils Connecticut as school starts. ‘You’re not going to fix this in one day’

August 26, 2023
The Record-Journal: What’s at stake: Breaking down the looming bus driver strike in Meriden

August 25, 2023
MSNBC – The Mehdi Hasan Show (Video): The shocking truth about kids, Covid, and school closures
New Haven Independent: Academy Preps 110 New-To-New Haven Teachers

August 13, 2023
Vox: Why schools across America are building teacher housing

August 10, 2023
The Hechinger Report: These would-be teachers graduated into the pandemic. Will they stick with teaching?
Politico: ‘Academic bomb in our community’: Black leaders decry Florida’s African American history standards
Salon: Don’t be fooled by the spin: Republicans are banning courses and harassing teachers out of their job

Public Employees & Higher Education News

September 24, 2023
The Courant: Wesleyan faculty: University can afford to give tenure to adjuncts

September 22, 2023
CT Mirror: CT businesses challenge Lamont to rein in overtime spending

September 12, 2023
The CT Mirror: CT poised to take another huge chunk out of pension debt

September 7, 2023
CT Mirror: CT labor, management combat public sector staff shortages
The Courant: “It’s a wicked hot day and it’s a wicked hot jobs market. And we need you,” Lamont said at a press conference before the job fair, part of AFSCME‘s Staff the Front Lines bus tour.

September 6, 2023
Connecticut Public Radio (audio): CT officials address worker shortage, saying 6,000 public sector jobs are waiting to be filled

September 4, 2023
The Shoestring: “Workers Are Fed Up”: Local Labor Leaders Reflect On The State Of Their Movement

August 30, 2023
Inside Higher Ed: Rights Chief Calls for ‘Coalition of the Willing’ on Campus Diversity

Healthcare News

September 18, 2023
Connecticut Network (video): Capitol News Briefing with Lt. Gov. Bysiewicz on World Patient Safety Day

August 30, 2023
CT News Junkie: OHS Proposes to Deny Sharon Hospital Request to Close Maternity Unit


September 22, 2023
CT Mirror: Let’s end hate in Connecticut

September 21, 2023
New Haven Independent – Opinion: Too Few Teachers, Too Many Admins

September 8, 2023
CT Viewpoints – Commentary: Office of Health Strategy shows the way. Are state leaders listening?

August 28, 2023
Connecticut Post: Opinion: A missed opportunity for cleaner air
The American Prospect: Biden’s NLRB Brings Workers’ Rights Back From the Dead