Department of Education Commissioner Mark K. McQuillan announced his resignation Tuesday in a letter to his colleagues, explaining that he reached the decision when he said he “realized that I no longer wanted to do this work and saw all too plainly that the stresses of my job are more than they should be and more than I am willing to accept.” Click here to read that letter.

On Wednesday morning McQuillan sent another letter to Gov.-elect Malloy stating he would not be seeking reappointment after his term expires on Jan. 5, but offering to help in any he could. Click here to read his letter to Malloy