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Quinnipiac Officially Opens New Law School Building in North Haven

Quinnipiac Officially Opens New Law School Building in North Haven

Law students open academic year in new $50 million building today.
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.
Local Students Take Part in SMORES Program at Quinnipiac University

Local Students Take Part in SMORES Program at Quinnipiac University

Students get hands-on experience in environmental science.
Gone But Not Forgotten: Memorial Bench for Young Victim of Heart Defect

Gone But Not Forgotten: Memorial Bench for Young Victim of Heart Defect

The first-grader lives on in school’s memory.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Meriden Superintendent To Congress: Obamacare Means Higher Budgets, Fewer Teachers

Meriden 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.