Education Highlight – James Maroney on the “New SAT Test”

James-Maroney2In the June 18th edition of the “Orange Times” former State Representative James Maroney (119th – Milford, Orange) wrote a piece for the newspaper highlighting changes coming to the SAT test in high schools.

“The SAT test is being dramatically redesigned,” wrote Maroney, “…The new SAT actually more closely resembles the ACT test ( i.e. SAT’s chief competitor) than it does the current SAT”

“The new test will have 5 sections, with the fifth section being an optional essay. There will be an emphasis on finding evidence to support answers and, in fact, there is a new question type where students will need to select the line numbers that support their answer”

Maroney went onto explain what each of the five sections will comprise of. For example he explained that two sections will be devoted to math. There will be a 25 minute/20 question calculator free section and a 55 minute/38 question section where you can use the calculator.

The full article in PDF form can be viewed on the Orange Times website here. James’ piece can be found on page 11.

Recently James was appointed to the state Planning Commission for Higher Education. In a press release State Senator Gayle Slossberg and State Representative Kim Rose praised his appointment to the Commission.

“I am pleased that Sen. Duff has recognized the good work that James did while representing his district by appointing him to serve in this important role,” Rep. Kim Rose (D-Milford) said. “James has a lot of experience in the education field as the owner of his own college placement and prep business in Milford. That experience will be a valuable asset to the commission.”

In addition to serving on the state Planning Commission for Higher Education, James is a small business owner (he also volunteers a lot of his time to local activities) and is a former member of the Milford Board of Education.  Keep up the great work, James!

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Chance – Dan Malloy 2014 Ad

GovMalloyCheck out this very impressive and well done advertisement video the people at the “DanMalloy2014” channel on Youtube put up.

The ad highlights Dan’s education efforts as Governor and shares his personal story with the struggles he faced as a young student. In the ad Dan wants to make sure every students had the same chance he did at learning and achieving his goals. Make sure to share this link with your friends and associates!

You can watch the video below:

 

You can also to check out Dan’s Facebook page and the official “Team Malloy” twitter feed here as well to keep up with the news from the campaign trail.

James Maroney Endorsed by the Connecticut Education Association

JamesMaroneyJames Maroney, State Representative for the 119th (Milford, Orange), announced this morning that he has received the endorsement from the Connecticut Education Association for his re-election efforts.

The Connecticut Education Association is an organization comprising of over 43,000 members that consist of current, former and future teachers in the State of Connecticut. In a statement delivered to Representative Maroney the President of the CEA, Sheila Cohen, said that the CEA has designated Maroney as a “CEA Friend of Education” and that the organization has given their endorsement for Maroney’s re-election in the 119th House District. Cohen went onto praise Maroney’s commitment to education in the General Assembly and being in advocate for teachers and students.

In a press release that was posted on the Milford Patch Maroney said that he was “thrilled” to have received the endorsement from the CEA and pledged to continue working on behalf of public education. To have a strong, thriving educational system Maroney said “is essential to full and complete economic recovery”, believing that the foundation set by the educators will “lay the groundwork for the future success of our children”.

James Maroney has been serving as State Representative of the 119th since 2013 and previously served on the Milford Board of Education from the 1st District as Majority Leader. Maroney is the owner and director of “First College Choice Placement” where students are prepped and tutored on the SAT and ACT tests. Maroney has an office in downtown Milford but recently First College Choice has opened up locations in Norwalk, Monroe and Wallingford. First College Choice Placement also partnered up with All-Star Driver last fall in an article covered by the Connecticut Post.

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Keep up the great work, James!