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UConn Presiden Susan Herbst. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

UConn Trustees Approve Herbst Contract Extension

STORRS, Conn. (AP) – Trustees of the University of Connecticut have renewed President Susan Herbst’s contract to June 2019, increasing her annual pay to $585,000 from $525,000. Annual raises and performance awards could bring her […]


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UConn Wins Gold For Going Green

 STORRS, Conn. (AP) _ The University of Connecticut is being recognized for building environmentally friendly buildings. Oak Hall, one of two new classroom buildings built to replace the aging Monteith and Arjona halls, has just […]



Connecticut Schools Receiving Millions In Safety Grants

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut is receiving two federal grants totaling $3.5 million to improve the atmosphere in schools, making them safer and healthier places for students. The state was one of 12 states out […]


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Teacher Pleads Guilty To Sexual Assault Of Student

A Stamford High School English teacher has pleaded guilty to felony charges related to a sexual relationship with an underage student.


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Sandy Hook Teachers Worry About Loss Of Mental Health Funding

Sandy Hook Elementary School teachers are telling top union leaders in Connecticut and nationally that they’re worried what will happen once funding for mental health services runs out by the next school year.


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Education Officials Consider Change In Social Studies Curriculum

State education officials are considering the biggest change in social studies lessons in more than 15 years as teachers try to navigate for their students a vast and growing sea of cultural information and current events on social media, websites and other sources.


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Norwalk Schools Chief Heads To New London Schools

Norwalk’s schools superintendent has been appointed head of New London’s school district.


Joseph Rajkumar. Photo from state Correction Department.

Former Miss Porter’s Teacher Pleads Guilty To Child Porn Charge

A former teacher at Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, already convicted in state court on charges involving the sexual assault of a 17-year-old student, has pleaded guilty to a federal child pornography charge.



Report: Sex Complaint Not New To School Principal

A newspaper reports that Stamford High School Principal Donna Valentine who was arrested in October on charges she failed to report suspicions about a teacher and student having a sexual relationship confronted earlier complaints about her handling of another matter.



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