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Amity is 23rd Best High School in CT, U.S. News Says

Amity is 23rd 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 spots across the state.
Letter: Peck Place Situation Still Needs Attention

Letter: Peck Place Situation Still Needs Attention

"As a father of a child in Peck Place, I have seen firsthand how this event has negatively impacted the educational process of our children."
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.
Peck Place Students To Go To Yale For The Rest Of The Year

Peck Place Students To Go To Yale For The Rest Of The Year

The move comes following a water line break at Peck Place School.
Amity Regional School District Hires Newtown Principal As Its New Superintendent

Amity Regional School District Hires Newtown Principal As Its New Superintendent

Charles Dumais, who has served as the principal of Newton High School since January 2008, was hired Monday by the Amity Regional School District #5 Board of 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.
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.
Amity Regional Middle School's Orange Campus' Honor Roll

Amity Regional Middle School's Orange Campus' Honor Roll

See who made the honor roll for the first marking period at Amity Regional Middle School's Orange Campus.
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.