Big donations generate high ho...

Jul 11, 2019 by

by Kathleen Megan, The CT Mirror – The huge gift to Connecticut schools this month from Ray and Barbara Dalio, which with...

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Connecticut’s home-schoo...

Jun 20, 2019 by

On a recent morning, Lina Schlotter sat at her granite kitchen counter in Simsbury, reading a child’s version of Shakespeare’s...

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Here’s why some students...

Nov 5, 2018 by

More than a year has passed since state auditors revealed students were being enrolled in high-performing magnet schools outside the...

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New tax break for private K-12...

Sep 22, 2018 by

A new state tax break is available this school year to help parents pay for private K-12 school tuition – a development triggered by...

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How one school district tackle...

Apr 5, 2018 by

Enfield was one of the first districts to hire armed security after a gunman killed students and educators at Sandy Hook Elementary...

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West Hartford teenager hopes t...

Jan 22, 2018 by

Connecticut has made huge strides in improving access to dental care and reducing disparities over the years, but health care...

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Pressing question for CT: A st...

Jan 16, 2018 by

By Jacqueline Rabe Thomas – The federal tax overhaul may have triggered an automatic state tax break that would allow parents...

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State education funding to be ...

Sep 25, 2017 by

Huge questions over how state aid for schools and state colleges ultimately will fare will be a critical focus of Democratic and...

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SAT shows large numbers of jun...

Aug 4, 2017 by

One-third of high school juniors are not reading and writing well enough to begin taking college courses or start a career, statewide...

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Judge: Magnet schools cannot b...

Jun 20, 2017 by

The state will not be allowed to fill empty seats in the Hartford region’s desegregated magnet schools with more black and...

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Looser high school graduation ...

Jun 1, 2017 by

A bill loosening high school graduation requirements is heading to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s desk. The House voted 148-0 Tuesday night...

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She helps Latina moms be more ...

Apr 27, 2017 by

By Jacqueline Rabe Thomas – Yoellie Iglesias is a self-proclaimed “helicopter mom.” She decided a long time ago that if her son...

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She’s aging out of DCF care, g...

Mar 27, 2017 by

By Jacqueline Rabe Thomas – Ashley Foster loved school – until she entered foster care. While she was living in a group home,...

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Federal higher-ed tax breaks n...

Feb 28, 2017 by

The cost of tax deductions that previous research has shown disproportionately help wealthier families pay for college continues to...

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School funding reform: Ideas a...

Feb 6, 2017 by

Tiffany Moyer-Washington was recently notified that her son’s fourth-grade teacher quit mid-year – and his financially strapped...

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State orders probe of special ...

Feb 3, 2017 by

  When educators were unable to help Susan Davis’s 8-year-old autistic son calm down at school, he was put into a four- by...

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