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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
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.
First Day of School: Goodbye Summer, Hello Teachers!

First Day of School: Goodbye Summer, Hello Teachers!

The school supplies are bought, the new outfits are on and the lunches are packed — and it's time to start the new 2013-14 East Haven school year!
Back To School Guide on Backpack Use And Safety

Back To School Guide on Backpack Use And Safety

Do you know how much your child's backpack should weigh relative to their own weight? Read on for tips on how to properly use a backpack from a local chiropractor.
East Haven High Gets Rid Of Its Boys' Basketball Coach

East Haven High Gets Rid Of Its Boys' Basketball Coach

On Monday, the school board denied an appeal by Jim Reynolds to get his job back, but Reynolds alleges he was let go because he cut the Board of Education chairman's son.
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
East Haven CAPT, CMT Scores Remain Below State Average

East Haven CAPT, CMT Scores Remain Below State Average

Overall, standardized test scores remained pretty flat for the East Haven School District, although the results were mostly 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?
Connecticut Gets an 'F' on Teaching Financial Literacy

Connecticut Gets an 'F' on Teaching Financial Literacy

A new report ranks our state at the bottom of the heap in terms of teaching kids how to deal with money.
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?
Meet JMMS's Scholar Leaders

Meet JMMS's Scholar Leaders

Congratulations Angelina and Michael!
Portia Bonner Named New Superintendent Of East Haven Schools

Portia Bonner Named New Superintendent Of East Haven Schools

The former superintendent of schools in New Bedford, Mass. will start on Aug. 5.
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 students in the state 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 12:45pm on Wednesday, July 3 as study skills expert Laura Maniglia discusses great summer learning habits and tips.