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CONNECTICUT CHILDREN TO RECEIVE 1,700 BACKPACKS

CONNECTICUT CHILDREN TO RECEIVE 1,700 BACKPACKS

Connecticut Higher Education Trust Organizes Donation Program
Database: Local Schools Classified from 'Excelling' to 'Turnaround'

Database: Local Schools Classified from 'Excelling' to 'Turnaround'

Database and interactive map show which Connecticut schools are excelling and which are in need of review, according to the state.
Per-Pupil Spending: The 16 Highest School Districts in CT

Per-Pupil Spending: The 16 Highest School Districts in CT

Counting down the school districts with the highest cost per student in Connecticut.
16 CT School Districts with Lowest Per Pupil Spending

16 CT School Districts with Lowest Per Pupil Spending

Counting down the districts that spend the least per student on education.
Deadline for DMV's Teen Safe Driving Video Contest is Jan. 15

Deadline for DMV's Teen Safe Driving Video Contest is Jan. 15

High school students can enter a PSA to promote safe driving and get in the running for $15,000 in cash prizes.
Former East Hampton High School Teacher Named 'Local Hero'

Former East Hampton High School Teacher Named 'Local Hero'

Joan Mastromonaco was honored and East Hampton High School was given a $1,000 grant.
UConn Looks to 'Knit the Campus Together'

UConn Looks to 'Knit the Campus Together'

The state's flagship university will spend $2 million to create a new master plan to improve the "look and feel" of its Storrs campus.
Study Ranks Pay for Private College Presidents, Includes 8 in CT

Study Ranks Pay for Private College Presidents, Includes 8 in CT

Yale's Richard C. Levin and Quinnipiac's John L. Lahey both make over a million dollars.
Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

A list of tips and ideas to help kids adapt to the new national curriculum requirements in school.
East Hampton Middle School's Honor Roll

East Hampton Middle School's Honor Roll

See the students that made honors and high honors at East Hampton Middle School for the school's first marking period.
UConn, United Technologies Partner to Launch Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering

UConn, United Technologies Partner to Launch Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering

The Hartford-based firm will give the university $7.5 million up front, with $2.5 million more coming in sponsored research related to UTC projects.
CT Superintendent To Congress: Obamacare Means Higher Budgets, Fewer Teachers

CT Superintendent To Congress: Obamacare Means Higher Budgets, Fewer Teachers

Meriden School Superintedent Mark D. Benigni told Congress last week that the Affordable Care Act will lead to staff cuts unless the law is changed.
How the Common Core Kills Cursive

How the Common Core Kills Cursive

As cursive becomes endangered in schools, Americans evaluate what it’s really good for.
Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

A big change is underway in the world of American education.
5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

A new study reveals that sexual violence among young Americans is a serious problem.
Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

One private company estimates it will be monitoring students’ tweets in over 3,000 schools by year’s end.
Today's College Grads Won't Be Able to Retire Until They're 73

Today's College Grads Won't Be Able to Retire Until They're 73

Student loan debt likely will force today's college grads to work longer.