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President of Newtown Teachers Union Tells Sandy Hook Advisory Commission Teachers Felt Rushed to Return to Work After Shooting

President of Newtown Teachers Union Tells Sandy Hook Advisory Commission Teachers Felt Rushed to Return to Work After Shooting

Tom Kurkoski, president of the Newtown Federation of Teachers, spoke Friday before the governor’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission.
Anonymous Donor Grants iPad's to Students at Cheshire's St. Bridget Parish School

Anonymous Donor Grants iPad's to Students at Cheshire's St. Bridget Parish School

Middle school students to receive technology boost.
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.
Has Your Little One Memorized Your Home Phone and Address?

Has Your Little One Memorized Your Home Phone and Address?

Red Cross's back to school safety tip number 3: Make sure your child knows his or her home phone number and address, parents’ work contact information, how to get in touch with another tru
LIVE LUNCH CHAT: Will Your Kids's Eyes Pass the Vision Test?

LIVE LUNCH CHAT: Will Your Kids's Eyes Pass the Vision Test?

Join Patch for a live lunch chat with optometrist Dr. Erin McCleary on Wednesday, Aug. 21 from noon to 12:45 p.m.
Connecticut Tax Free Shopping Week Starts Today

Connecticut Tax Free Shopping Week Starts Today

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.
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
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.
When Is The First Day Of School In Cheshire…

When Is The First Day Of School In Cheshire…

And the rest of the 2013-14 school calendar for Cheshire Public Schools.
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?