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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

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School Bus Strike Averted

WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) _ A school bus company and the drivers’ union have agreed to a “cooling off” period and avoid a strike in Westport. The Hearst Connecticut Media Group reports that Dattco, a New […]

10/01/2012

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Parents Of More State Schoolchildren Opt Out Of Vaccinations

An increasing number of Connecticut students are being exempted from vaccinations as parents cite allergic reactions or religious prohibitions.

09/04/2012

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Skip School? That’ll Be $75

New Britain’s schools superintendent says students who play hooky should be fined as much as $75.

08/20/2012

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State Seeks To Revoke Certification Of Principal In Cheating Scandal

State officials say they will try to revoke the teaching certification of a former Waterbury school principal, but won’t go after the credentials of 19 other city educators linked to a test-cheating scandal.

04/06/2012

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Mom In Education-Theft Case Sentenced

The homeless Connecticut mother who drew national attention for enrolling her son in a school outside the district in which they lived has been sentenced to five years in prison on drug and larceny charges.

03/27/2012

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Teachers, Students Ill; School Cancels Classes

So many students and staff at a small western Massachusetts school have fallen ill that classes have been cancelled for the day

03/20/2012

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Atheist Family Sues Mass. School District Over ‘Under God’ In Pledge

An atheist family from Acton has sued the local school district, saying their children are being discriminated against because the Pledge of Allegiance contains the words “under God.”

02/14/2012

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Charter/Magnet School Proposal Could Cost City Schools A Million Dollars

A proposal to expand Connecticut’s charter schools would cost some of the state’s most impoverished cities more than $1 million annually, a potential source of friction as lawmakers prepare to tackle education reform ideas.

02/06/2012

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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.

11/09/2011

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