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Newtown, Connecticut. (Photo by WTIC's Nicole Jacques.)

Brief Lockdown Ends At Newtown Schools

The middle school and high school in Newtown are re-opened after being briefly locked down.

10/07/2013

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Report Applauds Efforts To Reform Education System, Says More Needs To Be Done

A new report praises Connecticut’s efforts to overhaul its public education system but warns more needs to be done to close the state’s achievement gap between low-income students and wealthier students.

09/17/2013

Jimmy Green, Nelba Marquez-Green (John Moore/Getty Images News)

Sandy Hook Mother Wishes Teachers “Courage, Faith And Love”

The mother of one of the 26 victims of last December’s massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School has sent an open letter to all educators, wishing them “courage, faith and love” as they start a new school year.

09/06/2013

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26 School Principals From Ghana Touring Conn.

Twenty-six principals from the west African nation of Ghana are visiting Connecticut this week for meetings with local education officials.

09/03/2013

Responders gather at the scene of a mass school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012 in Newtown, Conn. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

More Armed Security At Schools Across Nation Following Newtown Massacre

In the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Pembroke Pines, students returning to school this year are being greeted not only by their teachers and principal. They’re also meeting the armed school resource officer who will be stationed permanently on campus.

08/24/2013

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Mixed Results On State Standardized Tests

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Results from statewide student tests conducted in 2013 are mixed, with data showing Connecticut’s achievement gap between wealthy and poor communities widening in some cases while narrowing in others. But Education […]

08/13/2013

Newtown High School. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

“We Are Newtown” Scholarships To Help Students Pursue Careers In Education

Four graduating seniors from Newtown High School will receive college scholarships to help them pursue careers in education.

06/10/2013

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Education Budget Headed for a Third Vote in Newtown

Voters in Newtown will have to go to the polls at least one more time, after rejecting an education budget for the second time in less than a month.In the April 23  referendum the  education […]

05/14/2013

File photo of girls and boys in a classroom. (Photo by PIERRE ANDRIEU/AFP/GettyImages)

When It Is A Crime To Sneak An Education…

Under current law, parents can face criminal charges, if they try to sneak their child into a school in a town other than the community where they live. A group of lawmakers wants to change that.

04/17/2013

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School District Keeping Eye On Lost Days

For many school districts around the state, this the third consecutive day of no class as a result of the weekend blizzard.  Couple that with days lost last fall to Superstorm Sandy and local school […]

02/12/2013

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