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Ledyard Teacher Pleads 'Not Guilty' in Sexual Assault Case

Ledyard Teacher Pleads 'Not Guilty' in Sexual Assault Case

The student is now 18-years-old but was a senior when the alleged relationship took place, the arrest warrant stated.
CONNECTICUT CHILDREN TO RECEIVE 1,700 BACKPACKS

CONNECTICUT CHILDREN TO RECEIVE 1,700 BACKPACKS

Connecticut Higher Education Trust Organizes Donation Program
Who's Head of the Class? CT's Top Ranked High Schools

Who's Head of the Class? CT's Top Ranked High Schools

U.S News & World Report just released its 2014 high school rankings, and districts from the greater Hartford area and Fairfield County grabbed most of the top spots across the state.
New London Home to Magnet School Teacher of the Year

New London Home to Magnet School Teacher of the Year

Janet Farquhar stands out among her peers throughout New England, New York and New Jersey, and she now has a chance at being named the national magnet school teacher of the year.
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.
Sprigs & Twigs 2014 Environmental Steward Scholarship Available

Sprigs & Twigs 2014 Environmental Steward Scholarship Available

The $1,000 competitive scholarship is open to SE CT high school seniors
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.
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.
Ledyard High School's First Quarter Honor Roll

Ledyard High School's First Quarter Honor Roll

See who made honors, high honors and highest honors at Ledyard High.
Jennifer Byars Named Next Assistant Superintendent of Ledyard Schools

Jennifer Byars Named Next Assistant Superintendent of Ledyard Schools

Byars will start her job in Ledyard in January.
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.
Lori Ashley Donovan Gets Good Citizen Award

Lori Ashley Donovan Gets Good Citizen Award

The Anna Warner Bailey Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution presented the awards to five area high school students on Nov. 14.
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.