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Final Legislative Approval For Test Bill

 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A bill that could relieve thousands of high school juniors in Connecticut from having to take an unpopular standardized test is moving to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s desk. The House of […]

06/02/2015

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Educators, Students Seek Reduced Standardized Testing

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Unionized Connecticut teachers are urging state lawmakers to pass legislation that reduce the amount of standardized student testing in schools. Hundreds of members of the Connecticut Education Association and the American […]

05/12/2015

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Hundreds Rally For Charter School Funding

 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Hundreds of charter school advocates are rallying outside the Connecticut state Capitol, urging lawmakers to approve funding to expand charter school seats. A coalition of pro-charter school organizations sponsored the event […]

05/07/2015

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Auditors: National Science Foundation Suspends UConn Grants

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The National Science Foundation has frozen more than $2 million in grants to the University of Connecticut after a foundation investigation found two professors used grant money to buy products from […]

05/01/2015

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Drop-Out Sentenced To Probation For Graduation Bomb Threat

A former Quinnipiac University student has been sentenced to three years of probation for a making a false bomb threat last year on graduation day.

04/29/2015

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Governor Vetoes Regents Bill

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has vetoed a bill that would have blocked the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education from closing any campus or manufacturing programs without legislative approval. The […]

04/27/2015

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Former PTO Treasurer Arrested

(SOUTHINGTON,Conn./CBS Connecticut)  –   The former treasurer of the  Hatton Elementary School PTO in Southington  turned herself in to police  and has been charged with Larceny. 37 year old Christine Honohan  is accued of embezzling   about […]

04/27/2015

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$10 Million For Gampel Roof Repairs On Board Agenda

The University of Connecticut is planning to spend $10 million to fix the roof and peeling ceiling of its 25-year-old Gampel Pavilion basketball arena.

04/23/2015

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UConn & GA’s Union Reach Tentative Agreement

(CBS Connecticut) –  After months of negotiations, the University of Connecticut and the  Graduate Employee Union -United Auto Workers have reached a tentative agreement on a  3 year contract. UConn President Susan Herbst says the […]

04/21/2015