Senate Education Committee

Digger Dialogue: Baruth has finger on the pulse of Act 46

School district mergers are moving forward at a brisk pace under the law, but the new chair of the Senate Education Committee says school mergers won’t follow unless that’s what local voters want.

Stakeholders reach for compromise over independent school requirements

Representatives from independent schools and school boards reported some progress in negotiations to the Senate Education Committee, which is considering new requirements for independent schools that accept public funds.

Child-care workers collective bargaining bill sails through Senate committee

Sen. Dick McCormack, D-Windsor, who chairs the Education Committee, said early education unionization, one of his top priorities this year, has the votes to pass the Senate.