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With 136,500 Unemployed, CT Board of Ed May Give TFA $650,940 to Recruit Out-of-State Teachers

With 136,500 Unemployed, CT Board of Ed May Give TFA $650,940 to Recruit Out-of-State Teachers
In an extraordinary statement about the fundamental lack of commitment to Connecticut citizens, the Hartford Board of Education will be meeting tonight to authorize Superintendent Christina Kishimoto to extend the Hartford Board of Education's contract with Teach for America, costing Connecticut and Hartford taxpayers an additional $650,940. Meanwhile, 136,500 Connecticut residents remain unemployed including many trained teachers who already hold Connecticut teacher certificates.
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Christie Admin Lashes Out at Charter School Critics, Suspends Five Newark Principals

Christie Admin Lashes Out at Charter School Critics, Suspends Five Newark Principals
After a group of NJ principals answered questions at a public meeting about the Christie administration's plans to close Newark's schools in favor of corporate-owned charter schools, the educational leaders were suspended indefinitely and almost immediately. In an unprecedented move to silence its critics, Gov. Christie appears to have yet another scandal on his hands — this one impacting the education of thousands of Newark students.
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