State schools

As public schools head for merger, teachers and lawmakers raise tough questions about finances

Contentious contract negotiations, declining revenues and calls for legislative oversight continue to plague Connecticut’s college and university system, even as federal funding provides temporary budget relief. Last month, the Board of Regents reported a $58 million shortfall shared among the system’s four state universities, 12 community colleges and Charter Oak State College — $22 million […]

Associate degrees

Gateway Technical College Seeks Permission to Add Associate’s Degrees in Arts and Sciences | Local News

A pair of college-appropriate associate degree programs could come to Gateway Technical College in the coming years as officials look for opportunities to bolster enrollment numbers and meet local demand. The Gateway District Board on Thursday gave college administrators the go-ahead to continue a lengthy process of seeking state-level authority to offer two new degrees […]

State schools

‘The time has come.’ Gov. Jay Inslee orders schools in Washington state to reopen by April 19

Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced Friday that he will soon issue an emergency proclamation directing school districts to provide part-time in-person instruction to K-6 students by April 5. and grades 7-12 by April 19. “After a year of our schools being closed, now is the time for every child in Washington state to have access […]

State schools

$6.6 billion public schools plan pushes districts to reopen classrooms

More public school districts in Ventura County are finalizing and announcing concrete reopening dates in the wake of the state’s $6.6 billion education bill signed into law Friday. Assembly Bill 86 marks a significant push by Governor Gavin Newsom and lawmakers to open schools to in-person instruction and address learning loss. It will provide much-needed […]

Associate degrees

Students Graduate From High School With Associate Degrees Through Early College Academy | Local News

Washington High School will join East Central College’s Early College Academy if the public school district’s budget permits, after Board of Education approval Feb. 24. After earning 60 credits at ECC, participating students would receive their Associate of Arts degree at the same time as they graduate from high school, said Megen Strubberg, director of […]