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Public Hearing Alert – Monday, March 8 – SB 977 – AAC Virtual Learning

Posted on March 4, 2021 by admin


I just wanted you to know that on Monday, March 8, the Education Committee is holding a public hearing regarding S.B. 977, An Act Concerning Virtual Learning.

The stated purpose of this committee bill is “to require the Department of Education to develop uniform standards for the provision of virtual learning in public schools, conduct a comprehensive audit of virtual learning programs in the state and develop guidelines for training educators in the provision of virtual learning.”

There’s little

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State Representative Joe Polletta Celebrates National Read Across America Day 2021

Posted on March 1, 2021 by admin


State Representative Joe Polletta reads ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ by Maurice Sendak to the students of Judson Elementary School in Watertown, Connecticut to celebrate National Read Across America Day and help foster a love of reading among today’s young learners.

Opinion: Connecticut’s New Paid Family and Medical Leave Act

Posted on March 1, 2021 by admin


Connecticut employees should have all noticed a new deduction coming out of their paychecks by now, which took effect on January 1, 2021. This new mandate comes as a result of the Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (PFMLA) created in 2019 and passed by House and Senate Democrats. This program is funded through a 0.5 percent withholding from the paychecks of all Connecticut employees for benefits that will be made available starting January 1, 2022.

PFMLA applies to all businesses with as few as one

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