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Study: Kids Have Too Much Homework

A new study finds primary school children are often assigned up to three times more homework than recommended by the National Education Association.

08/12/2015

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Educators, Students Seek Reduced Standardized Testing

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Unionized Connecticut teachers are urging state lawmakers to pass legislation that reduce the amount of standardized student testing in schools. Hundreds of members of the Connecticut Education Association and the American […]

05/12/2015

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Police To Increase Presence At Avon School

Avon Police are increasing security at a local school after what school officials describe as an “unusual incident.”

09/17/2014

Walter "Doc" Hurley, 2007 (Courtesy Connecticut Veterans Parade)

Athlete, Educator, Benefactor, “Doc” Hurley Dies At 91

Hartford sports legend Walter “Doc” Hurley has died at age 91.

02/10/2014

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Maine Bill Would Ban Fake Guns In Schools

State law enforcement officials said Monday that a bill that would ban BB guns and non-firing replica firearms in schools is necessary to protect students from potential tragedies, but opponents contend it is too broad and would do little to improve school safety.

02/04/2014

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Latest Round Of Winter Weather Hits State

Many schools across Connecticut are closed and some flights at Bradley International Airport have been cancelled because of a storm expected to bring up to 5 inches of snow.

02/03/2014

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1,431 Bullying Incidents Reported In First Year Of New Law

In the first year when state law requires school districts to report bullying, 1,431 incidents have been documented in Connecticut.

01/20/2014

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Some Schools Want To End Role As Polling Places Because Of Security Concerns Following Newtown Massacre

Some schools want to end their traditional role as polling places because of security concerns since the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, leaving their communities without easy alternatives for voting sites.

01/06/2014

7 am Line at Conard High polling place, West Hartford

Merrill Encourages Schools To Close On Election Day

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill is encouraging Connecticut schools to close on Election Day.

12/16/2013

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State, City, Plaintiffs Reach 2014-2015 Agreement in Sheff v. O’Neill

Hartford School officials, the state of Connecticut, and the plaintiffs in the 24-year-old Sheff v O’Neill education rights case announced Friday they’ve reached a court-approved agreement for the 2014-2015 school year.

12/13/2013

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