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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 Kurkoski, president of the Newtown Federation of Teachers, spoke Friday before the governor’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission.
West Hartford Students Dance in Flash Mob For Retiring Principal

West Hartford Students Dance in Flash Mob For Retiring Principal

But that's not all — they combined groovin' with giving back to the community.
West Hartford Educator Wins Teacher of the Year Award

West Hartford Educator Wins Teacher of the Year Award

Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award honors creativity, commitment and inspiration.
West Hartford's Northwest High School Graduates 139 Students

West Hartford's Northwest High School Graduates 139 Students

Almost every student plans to attend college
Differing Data: High School Graduation Rates

Differing Data: High School Graduation Rates

A recent report from the State Department of Education sheds little light on Connecticut graduation rates.
Superintendent Prepares for Retirement

Superintendent Prepares for Retirement

Dr. List addresses West Hartford families.
Support Aiken School at Sweet Frog of West Hartford

Support Aiken School at Sweet Frog of West Hartford

Sweet Frog is giving a percentage of evening sales on Wednesday, March 19, to a West Hartford school.
Database: West Hartford Schools Classified from 'Excelling' to 'Transitioning'

Database: West Hartford Schools Classified from 'Excelling' to 'Transitioning'

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.
West Hartford Students Get Snow Day Thursday

West Hartford Students Get Snow Day Thursday

School officials make early decision on Thursday classes.
West Hartford Schools Cancel Wednesday Classes

West Hartford Schools Cancel Wednesday Classes

Officials make early decision on school Wednesday.
West Hartford School District, Legislators Say They're Listening to Teachers Stressed by Changes [Updated]

West Hartford School District, Legislators Say They're Listening to Teachers Stressed by Changes [Updated]

One West Hartford teacher wrote an op-ed piece that went viral and administrators and legislators have responded.
West Hartford Residents Named to Dean's Lists

West Hartford Residents Named to Dean's Lists

More institutions report honors for fall 2013 semester.
West Hartford Storm Central [Updated]

West Hartford Storm Central [Updated]

Early dismissal will follow a Wednesday dismissal schedule
West Hartford's Charter Oak International Academy Has Hip Hop Week

West Hartford's Charter Oak International Academy Has Hip Hop Week

During the week of January 13, Charter Oak students took part in a study of hip-hop.
West Hartford Students Preparing for Kids Lit Quiz Finals

West Hartford Students Preparing for Kids Lit Quiz Finals

January 31 competition has trip to England on the line.
The Boomerang Effect

The Boomerang Effect

When that dream school turns into a nightmare and teaching kids to learn to pick up the pieces when they fail.