House Passes Bill Making Schools Safer

April 30, 2016

Rep. William Tong leads the House in passing legislation championed by his Stamford colleagues that requires boards of education to share with other boards findings of abuse or sexual misconduct by teachers. The legislation also increases the penalties for making a threat to a preschool, K-12 school or an institution of higher education.

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Waterbury Teacher: 'National Teacher of the Year'

April 29, 2016

A Waterbury teacher, who as a teenage mother considered dropping out of school, is named the 2016 National Teacher of the Year.

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Weekly News April 25-April 29

April 29, 2016

I am pleased to announce that we have narrowed the achievement gap! Under the CK3LI (CT Kindergarten through 3 Learning Initiative) reading program, the Norris and Langford Elementary Schools have more than doubled the number of students meeting grade literacy level goals.

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Bill Passed To Prevent Domestic Violence

April 27, 2016

Domestic violence is a scourge on civilized society and must be prevented. That is why Representative Peter Tercyak voted for HB 5054, An Act Protecting Victims Of Domestic Violence. The bill requires gun owners to surrender their firearms within 24 hours after being served with a temporary restraining order in domestic violence cases. For more on this legislation, read the CT Mirror news story.

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