Education, across all demograp...

Aug 23, 2021 by

Diabetes among Connecticut adults has become more prevalent; the state is working to reduce that rate, but it’s a challenge. Melanie...

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Biden to pick Miguel Cardona, ...

Dec 22, 2020 by

by Kathleen Megan Commissioner of Education Miguel Cardona on five issues. On bilingual education: Cardona says he remembers it being...

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A quarter of CT students went ...

Sep 20, 2020 by

Could holding live, online classes lure them back? The solution to CT school closings might be live, online learning At least 137,000...

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UConn drops SAT, ACT requireme...

May 25, 2020 by

The three-year trial means UConn will be joining a record number of colleges who have already eliminated the requirement. The...

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Two districts, two very differ...

Mar 21, 2020 by

All schools are closed in Connecticut for the foreseeable future. But not all students are getting the same learning opportunities....

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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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