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Hamden awarded $500,000 in state funds to build STEM Academy at high school

November 29, 2017

The State Bond Commission approved $500,000 in bonding Nov. 29 for the building of a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Academy at Hamden High School. The bonding will be used for the renovation of existing classrooms with electrical and telecommunications updates, building modifications, the purchase of specialized lab tables, biomedical core technologies and equipment, engineering core technologies and equipment, high capacity computers, printers and interactive displays.

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Creating a school aid formula that is reflective of students' needs, state's priorities

September 11, 2017

Each year, more than $2 billion in state education aid is distributed to towns and cities through entirely arbitrary block grants. There is no strategic approach that reflects the state's priorities, the needs of students or what cities and towns can afford. There is no "formula." That's why the way the state distributes school aid is now in the courts. It is the responsibility of the legislative branch, working with the executive branch, to adopt a fair school finance system for Connecticut.

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