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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.


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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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Yale Offers Tours Of Atom Smasher Set To Shut

Public tours are scheduled for Yale University’s atom smasher, which is about to close.


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Third-Grader To Return To Class Friday After Being Barred In Ebola Scare

A Milford third-grader will be back in class on Friday after being barred by the district because she had traveled to Africa.