1Union challenges teacher bonuses for AP scores

  A program that supports new advanced placement courses with outside funding has met with repeated opposition by teachers unions who object to bonuses paid to teachers for getting students to pass. Project Opening Doors, a nonprofit affiliated with EASTCONN, supports AP programs in 23 schools across 19 districts with funding and training. POD replicates ...

1Project Opening Doors video transcript

July 30, 2010 Project Opening Doors was founded in 2007 with a $13.2 million grant from the National Math + Science Initiative. POD  includes financial  incentives for  teachers and students to encourage participation in Advanced Placement testing. Dramatis Personae: Dr. John Yrchik – Executive Director of Connecticut Education Association Thomas Mooney – Attorney Dr. John ...

0Sharon GOP warns local election shenanigans could go statewide

The 2009 municipal election in rural Sharon was marred by two instances of unseemly activity and now party leaders there are sounding the alarm that similar shenanigans could happen elsewhere in the state. David Helming, chairman of the Sharon Republican Town Committee, filed a two-part complaint with the State Election Enforcement Commission in 2009. Now ...

0Could an engineer change the U.S. Senate?

  Transcript John Mertens, Independent Party candidate for U.S. Senate: I’m John Mertens, I’m running for US Senate as an Independent in Connecticut. I’m a professor of engineering at Trinity College, I’ve been here for 20 years. I have also taught public policy and environmental science courses. I am running because my entire life I’ve ...

1Connecticut falls nine slots to 47th best business climate

Connecticut’s taxes became more hostile to business over the past year, according to the Tax Foundation, which ranked the state’s policies 47th out of the 50 states. Connecticut returned to the bottom 10 of the rankings for the first time since 2006 when it ranked 41.  Dr. Kail Padgitt, author of the report released Tuesday, ...