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Seventeen Rocky Hill Residents Earn Second Semester Honors at Northwest Catholic

Seventeen Rocky Hill Residents Earn Second Semester Honors at Northwest Catholic

Seventeen academically outstanding Rocky Hill residents earned a spot on the second semester honor roll at Northwest Catholic High School.
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 just released its 2014 high school rankings: Districts from Greater Hartford and Fairfield County grabbed most of the top spots in Connecticut.
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.
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.
5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

A new study reveals that sexual violence among young Americans is a serious problem.
Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

One private company estimates it will be monitoring students’ tweets in over 3,000 schools by year’s end.
Today's College Grads Won't Be Able to Retire Until They're 73

Today's College Grads Won't Be Able to Retire Until They're 73

Student loan debt likely will force today's college grads to work longer.
Checking Your Teen’s Facebook For Cyberbullying Isn’t Enough

Checking Your Teen’s Facebook For Cyberbullying Isn’t Enough

Regular inspection of your child’s texts, Facebook and Twitter may not show whether they’re involved in cyberbullying.
Kids and Sleep: The Schedule Doesn’t Add Up

Kids and Sleep: The Schedule Doesn’t Add Up

To do everything you’re supposed to do, you’d need a time machine.
Connecticut Study: Oreos are as Addictive as Cocaine

Connecticut Study: Oreos are as Addictive as Cocaine

The study, by Connecticut College students and their professor, also found that rats eat the cookies the same way as most humans — the middle first.
Common App Melts Down, CT High School Seniors Panic

Common App Melts Down, CT High School Seniors Panic

Snafus with the online Common Application for college admission have high school seniors frustrated across Connecticut. Guidance counselors, parents, and even college admissions officers sha