In an extraordinary donation aimed at training Connecticut’s next generation of workers, the founder of one of the world’s largest hedge funds on Friday announced a five-year $100 million commitment that would be matched by the state and other philanthropists.

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In September, Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawsher ruled that “Connecticut is defaulting on its constitutional duty” to give an adequate education to all children in the state. We take a closer look at previous education rulings in Connecticut, the case that led to Moukawsher’s ruling, the appeal process and what happens next.

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Arne Duncan, who served as President Obama’s education secretary from 2009 until this past January, has been described as one of the most powerful secretaries of education in history. He will appear at the Connecticut Forum Dec. 4 at The Bushnell in Hartford, as part of the conversation “The…