A symbol of community faith and trust | Opinion

I’m Joe Moravchik and I’m running to represent all of us in District 20B of the state Legislature. I’m not a politician but a proven leader with a background of police, teaching, coaching and community volunteer experience. The foundation of my leadership philosophy has centered around putting people in the best position to succeed, always abiding by the core values my parents instilled in me: integrity, humility, practicality, optimism and hard work. It is these values that would guide me as your representative. 

My police experience included patrol, evidence, field training, major crimes and command in one of the Midwest’s most violent cities. I was proud and humbled to be a multi-time winner of the prestigious Exemplary Officer Award for high quality performance and professional dedication, presented by the Wisconsin Attorney General. When I wore a badge, I believed it to be a symbol of community faith and trust. As

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Public trust and philanthropy can co-exist in education

As members of the dissolved Partnership for Connecticut Board, we’d like to express our thoughts in response to comments made recently by U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy and others about the role of philanthropy as it pertains to education in Connecticut.



a group of people sitting at a table: Barbara Dalio met with community members and educators at the Carver Community Center in Norwalk on March 3 to talk about the Partnership for Connecticut, a public-private group aimed at helping education that disbanded in May.


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Barbara Dalio met with community members and educators at the Carver Community Center in Norwalk on March 3 to talk about the Partnership for Connecticut, a public-private group aimed at helping education that disbanded in May.


We did not accept our positions on the board lightly. At AFT-CT, the pros and cons were debated, and the final decision — made by the Pre K-12 (education) Council — was based on two things: Barbara Dalio’s history with members over the past six years, and the inequity in educational funding in Connecticut. And for Sheena, who is a member of the CEA, due to her interactions with

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NJ Colleges Must Change to Regain Public Trust

Darryl G. Greer

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, colleges and universities need to move beyond immediate concerns about health protection and educational-delivery modes to change business models radically or risk losing their most important asset, public trust.

Deep public concern about college affordability should not overshadow a sharper focus on needed reforms that determine overall value and drive public confidence. Funding based on growth, in place since the 1970s, that depends on the traditional revenue mix of tuition, student financial aid and state subsidy won’t work any longer. What’s needed first is vigorous, strategic reexamination of what we want colleges to do. This is especially true in New Jersey, where tuition pays for about 70% of educational costs.

Manipulation of educational-delivery modes (in-person versus remote) will not lead to fundamental change. We need a more strategic, outcome-driven approach to guide decisions about who goes to college, who pays, and

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‘We’re asking you to wait.’ Reopening plan highlights breakdown of trust between teachers, district | News

Palo Alto Unified’s plan to reopen elementary schools in October has sparked intense anxiety among teachers and staff members who do not feel safe returning to work in person, illustrating a deepening divide between them and school leaders who support safely getting back to face-to-face instruction.

More than 100 people spoke during the school board’s virtual meeting on Tuesday night, with the majority being teachers and staff who urged the district against reopening campuses in the coming weeks. Many said they felt the plan was rushed and had not included their input, fueling a sense of distrust and lack of confidence in the plan. A recent teachers union survey found that 82% of special education teachers and specialists and 83% of elementary teachers who responded do not feel comfortable going back to work in person. According to the union, 84% of elementary teachers and 82% of special education teachers responded

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