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Representative Ackert Advocates for Safe, In-Person Learning Environment

Posted on January 14, 2021 by wroddy


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8th District legislator and longtime education advocate stresses the importance of personal accountability and “high-quality virtual instruction”

COVENTRY— State Representative Tim Ackert (R-8) will be advocating for legislation that will promote a safe, in-person learning environment for all Connecticut students in the upcoming session. House Republicans announced a package of proposals earlier in the week meant to bring accountability and uniform standards to online learning.

As a life-long education

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What to Expect in the 2021 Legislative Session

Posted on January 13, 2021 by wroddy


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During our recent Zoom coffee hour event, I shared some of the ways this legislative session will be unique from any other. While I recognize that the switch to a remote session had to be done for public health, I believe we should transition back to in-person legislative meetings and hearings as soon as it is safe to do so.

For now, you can consult this useful guide on how to follow our legislative business on Zoom, CT-N, and YouTube, as well as how to participate in virtual hearings once those

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Representative Ackert Sworn in for Sixth Term

Posted on January 6, 2021 by wroddy


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HARTFORD— State Representative Tim Ackert (R-8) began his sixth term in Connecticut’s House of Representatives on Wednesday, taking the oath of office in an outdoor ceremony in Hartford. Ackert and his 150 colleagues in the lower house were sworn in on the north steps of the State Capitol building while exercising social distancing. Wednesday marked the beginning of the 2021 legislative session and of Ackert’s sixth term in the legislature. “I’m humbled to have been given the opportunity to serve

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