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Conn. Senate Approves Education Overhaul

by Associated Press
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Gov. Dannel Malloy
ct senatedems, flickr

Plan now moves to House.

Connecticut senators have approved a series of education proposals championed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

The Democrat-controlled Senate voted 28-7 along party lines at about 3:45 a.m. Tuesday after hours of debate. The plan now moves to the House.

Malloy and Democratic leaders announced that an agreement had been reached on the bill Monday night. That came after weeks of closed-door discussions and months of town hall meetings held by the governor.
 
The bill would create a Commissioner's Network allowing the state to "provide intensive supports and interventions" needed turn around 25 low-performing schools. It would also require annual performance evaluations for principals, administrators and teachers. It links tenure to a teacher's effectiveness.
 
The session adjourns at midnight Wednesday.

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