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Cong. Joe Courtney  (Ryan Cosgrove/WTIC Photo)

School Guide Marks Anniversary Of End To Slavery

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A Connecticut congressman is reminding students about how the state’s congressmen helped end slavery in the United States in 1865. Democratic Rep. Joe Courtney has released a curriculum guide to coincide […]

01/28/2015

Cover of Congressman Joe Courtney's Resource Guide

Courtney Releases Resource Guide On Connecticut’s Anti-Slavery Vote

Second District Congressman Joe Courtney, who raised a ruckus when the Stephen Spielberg film “Lincoln” was released has now released a resource guide to correct the film’s depiction of Connecticut congressmen who voted against the 13th amendment to the Constitution, outlawing slavery.

01/27/2015

Kenneth Ireland, who spent two decades in prison on wrongful murder and rape convictions, is among 5 named by Gov. Malloy to the Board of Pardons and Paroles. (Photo by JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

School Arrests Down In Connecticut

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Arrests in Connecticut schools have decreased significantly over the past several years because of several efforts to deal with children’s problems in the community instead of the juvenile justice system. About […]

01/24/2015

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School Board Settles Lawsuit By Sex Assault Victim

Lawyers for the Madison Board of Education have agreed to settle a lawsuit by a former student who accused officials of allowing several boys who sexually assaulted her to remain at her middle school and to traumatize her for weeks.

01/20/2015

Board of Regents

Regents Tap Interim Provost

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – The president of Connecticut’s Board of Regents has appointed an interim provost. Starting Jan. 30, Estela R. Lopez will serve in the position until June 30, 2016. She is currently senior […]

01/17/2015

Quinnipiac University. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

University Settles In Disability Case

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) _ Federal prosecutors say Quinnipiac University has agreed to settle allegations it violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it removed a depressed student from school and refused to refund her tuition. […]

01/12/2015

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Students Reassigned From Hartford School After Discovery Of PCBs

A Hartford elementary school building will remain closed while officials try to find the source of a harmful chemical detected in the air during school break.

01/10/2015

Education

Interim Education Commissioner Selected

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The chief academic officer for Connecticut’s Department of Education is being tapped as the state’s interim education commissioner. Dianna Wentzell will officially be appointed to the interim job on Wednesday. She […]

01/05/2015

Scott Jackson (Courtesy CT-N)

Hamden, QU In Dispute Over Payment In Lieu Of Taxes

Hamden Mayor Scott Jackson says Quinnipiac University is balking at an agreement requiring a payment of more than $1 million to compensate for otherwise exempt town property taxes.

01/05/2015

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