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Pryor To Announce Education Grants

State Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor will be in New Haven at noon today to announce grants totaling more than $6 million that will be awarded by the state to help improve 29 low-performing schools across ten districts for the 2014-2015 school year.


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Education Secretary In Hartford

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is returning to Hartford.


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‘Reverse-Transfer’ Rule Boosts Associate’s Degree

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) _ Community college students who transferred to the state’s four-year online college program before completing their associate’s degree could be eligible to receive their degrees retroactively. The News-Times reports ( ) that […]


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State High School Graduation Rate Climbs

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ High school graduation rates in Connecticut are continuing to climb for the third year in a row. Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor said Wednesday the graduation rate for the 2011-12 school year […]



Conn. Schools to Compete for Technology Grant

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ School across Connecticut can compete for $10 million in state funds to help bring more computers into classrooms and increase Internet bandwidth capacity. Districts have until Aug. 12 to submit their […]


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Dropout Rates Worse, Malloy Touts Ed. Reform

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says his proposed education overhaul will address Connecticut’s fluctuating four-year graduation rate by improving the state’s low-performing schools.



State Nutrition Advocates Push School Breakfast

Connecticut school nutrition advocates said Wednesday they will once again be pushing lawmakers to expand the state’s school breakfast program.



School Superintendents Propose Universal Preschool, Full-Day Kindergarten

Dozens of Connecticut superintendents are preparing to unveil more than 150 ideas they believe would improve the state’s schools.


ECSU State’s Highest Minority Faculty

A new study of faculty at universities nationwide says Eastern Connecticut State University has the largest percentage of minority teachers among Connecticut colleges and universities.



Schools Win Special Honors For Healthy Foods

Federal officials say 40 Connecticut schools have won special recognition for promoting good nutrition and physical activity, putting them among only 1 percent of schools nationwide receiving the honors.