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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

A patch designed for the Yankees-Red Sox opening day.  From New York Yankees press release.

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

Sgt. Alicia Brocuglio.130th ublic Affairs Detachment/Connecticut National Guard)

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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Three Stafford Schools In Lockdown

Three schools in Stafford have been placed in lockdown after a bullet was found  on a school bus this morning. An official in superintendent Dr. Patricia Collin’s office says Stafford Elementary School, Stafford Middle School […]

01/24/2013

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

Longer School Day Announced For Some Connecticut Schools

The official announcement came Monday in Washington of a federal-state-local program t o lengthen the school day in some districts in five states starting next year, East Hartford, Meriden and New London are the Connecticut districts taking part in the program.

12/03/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum Obama/Romney: Square Off Over Education and Energy

Today on the CBS Local forum, Romney and Obama were asked: What will you do to make the U.S. more energy independent?

10/12/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum Obama/Romney: Debating Cities and Education

When it comes to America’s future, the issue of education rises to the top for many which is why Obama and Romney were asked to weigh in on it as well.

10/11/2012

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Welcome To School. Where’s Your Notarized Affidavit?

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) _ School officials in wealthy Greenwich are reconsidering a new rule requiring families who rent to provide proof of residency with an affidavit. The Greenwich Time reports that families with children who […]

08/27/2012

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