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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 Kuroski, president of the Newtown Federation of Teachers, spoke Friday before the governor’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission.
C.H. Booth Library is Calling All Young Artists for New Book

C.H. Booth Library is Calling All Young Artists for New Book

Calling all young artists and illustrators. Submit your best art and writing work to be included in a new book. The deadline is August 30th.
Sandy Hook School Shooting Online Chats Result in Firing of New York Teacher

Sandy Hook School Shooting Online Chats Result in Firing of New York Teacher

The teacher is now suing the Bedford School District.
West Haven Playground Will Honor Memory of Charlotte Bacon

West Haven Playground Will Honor Memory of Charlotte Bacon

This is the 13th playground built in Connecticut
Newtown Board of Education Honors 15 Retirees, Retracts Non-Renewal Notices

Newtown Board of Education Honors 15 Retirees, Retracts Non-Renewal Notices

12 Newtown teachers will keep their jobs next year
Congrats Newtown High School Students!

Congrats Newtown High School Students!

Four Newtown students receive leadership training
Newtown School Officials Tackle Depression and Suicidal Thoughts

Newtown School Officials Tackle Depression and Suicidal Thoughts

Counselors work with middle and high school students
Plans for New $50 Million Sandy Hook Elementary School Unveiled

Plans for New $50 Million Sandy Hook Elementary School Unveiled

New school will replace the former building, which is where a gunman killed 26 people.
Congratulations Newtown High School Student Hannah Grant

Congratulations Newtown High School Student Hannah Grant

Cited for math and science skills

"Teacher Morale is at an All-Time Low" Newtown Teachers Claim

18 teaching positions eliminated next year
Jr. Newtown Action Alliance to Hold Youth Summit This Saturday

Jr. Newtown Action Alliance to Hold Youth Summit This Saturday

The theme of this weekend’s event is gun violence prevention and will address issues like mental health, healing and advocacy through the arts.
Newtown Has 16th Best High School in CT, U.S. News Says

Newtown Has 16th Best High School in CT, U.S. News Says

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 ranked spots across the state.
Database: Newtown High School Classified as 'Excelling'

Database: Newtown High School Classified as 'Excelling'

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.
Newtown Schools Closed: Friday, Feb. 14

Newtown Schools Closed: Friday, Feb. 14

The Thursday-into-Friday storm is prompting school closures across Connecticut.
Middle Schoolers Map Newtown’s Problem Roads, Intersections

Middle Schoolers Map Newtown’s Problem Roads, Intersections

A group of students used a survey of Patch readers to build a list of the biggest road issues for the town’s Public Works Department.
Reed’s Proposed School Budget: 0.75% Increase, Fewer Positions

Reed’s Proposed School Budget: 0.75% Increase, Fewer Positions

Reed said the district is "not running away" from enrollment, reducing staff and lowering school budgets.