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Schools

News and information from Patch and your neighbors about schools in your towns.
Why School Peanut Bans Keep Changing

Why School Peanut Bans Keep Changing

Reports of severe allergic reactions have spiked, but that doesn’t mean your kid’s PB&J’s are banned.
Great Back to School Breakfast Ideas for Kids

Great Back to School Breakfast Ideas for Kids

Help your little one get a good start to the day with these easy-to-make, healthy morning meals.
After the Navy Yard Shooting: What to Know About Your School’s Lockdown Policies

After the Navy Yard Shooting: What to Know About Your School’s Lockdown Policies

I was skeptical of them at first. But the more I’ve researched, the more I believe in their importance.
Can Smartphones Make Smart Students? Schools Think So

Can Smartphones Make Smart Students? Schools Think So

No more pencils, no more books. iPads, smartphones and other technology find their way into the classroom.
Suave Washes Away the Competition (Sponsored)

Suave Washes Away the Competition (Sponsored)

Parents enlist the help of Suave for its ability to gently soothe and wash away the remnants of the game. Sponsored by Suave.
Parents! You Are Invited to the Murphy School Parent Night

Parents! You Are Invited to the Murphy School Parent Night

There's a special 'Back To School' night for parents at the school on Sept. 10.
Good-bye Summer, Hello Teachers!

Good-bye Summer, Hello Teachers!

It's back to school for Branford kids. How'd the day go for you and your little ones?
5 Laugh-Out-Loud Blogs to Start the School Year

5 Laugh-Out-Loud Blogs to Start the School Year

You've bought the supplies (or not), you've got the new clothes (some of them), and like it or not, the first day of school is upon you. Here, some inspiration to get you ready for the year
CAPT Scores Rise, But CMT Scores Fall Hard In Branford

CAPT Scores Rise, But CMT Scores Fall Hard In Branford

There were big drops in the scores on Connecticut Mastery Tests by Branford students this year, with several of the results falling below the state average.
Parents: Share Back-To-School Deals on Patch Boards

Parents: Share Back-To-School Deals on Patch Boards

Where do you go for the best deals on back to school shopping?
Get Ready to Go Back to School With These Tips in Branford

Get Ready to Go Back to School With These Tips in Branford

Here's what you need to do to get ready for the new school year.
Connecticut Tax Free Shopping Week Starts Sunday, Aug. 18

Connecticut Tax Free Shopping Week Starts Sunday, Aug. 18

Sales or purchases of clothing or footwear costing less than $300 per item are not subject to Connecticut sales and use taxes during the exclusion week.
Backpack Basics: A Weighty Issue

Backpack Basics: A Weighty Issue

Backpacks don't have to just look good, they have to feel good too. Keep your child comfortable this school year by finding a quality backpack during back-to-school shopping.
Back to School: Share Your Advice on Patch!

Back to School: Share Your Advice on Patch!

It's about that time for back to school planning. Do you have some sage advice to share with others?
LIVE LUNCH CHAT: Study Up on College Prep and Admissions

LIVE LUNCH CHAT: Study Up on College Prep and Admissions

Join Patch for a live lunch chat on college prep with Mark Greenstein of Ivy Bound-Test Prep starting at noon on July 31.
When Does School Start in Branford for 2013-14?

When Does School Start in Branford for 2013-14?

We may be in the throes of summer, but for planning purposes, here's the rundown of the 2013-14 Branford school calendar.
Branford Elementary Schools to Start 10 Minutes Later This Fall

Branford Elementary Schools to Start 10 Minutes Later This Fall

When Branford public schools go back on Wednesday, Aug. 28, elementary students will be starting (and ending) their days later than last year.
College Loan Rates Doubling For Thousands of Connecticut Students

College Loan Rates Doubling For Thousands of Connecticut Students

Congress was unable to find a compromise on the issue, meaning 70,000 Connecticut students will see their loan costs skyrocket this year.
LIVE LUNCH CHAT: Smart Summer Learning Tips with Laura Maniglia

LIVE LUNCH CHAT: Smart Summer Learning Tips with Laura Maniglia

Don't let your child give in to summer brain drain! Join us from noon to 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3 as study skills expert Laura Maniglia discusses great summer learning habits and tips