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November 03, 2014

Connecticut Awards $4.7 Million for After-School and Expanded Learning

Connecticut awards $4.7 million in grants from the federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers program to expand school days to create new before- and after-school programs that provide students in low-performing, high-poverty schools with academic tutoring, sports, art programs, dance, and hands-on learning.

October 28, 2014

Election 2014 Caravan of Delights: Conn. Gubernatorial Race

Incumbent Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy is battling Republican Tom Foley to be Connecticut's next governor, with testing emerging as a major K-12 issue.

September 18, 2014

Connecticut Governor To Arne Duncan: Let's Start a Dialogue About Testing

Malloy sent a letter to Duncan, saying that he wants to "start a dialogue" between the feds and Connecticut on ways to "reduce the testing burden."

September 05, 2014

Connecticut School Gets Attendance Bump From Longer Days

Attendance and test scores increase at a Connecticut elementary school now in its third year of an extended school day.

August 18, 2014

Connecticut Education Commissioner Pryor Announces Departure

The co-founder of a charter school in Connecticut before he became state chief, Stefan Pryor attracted opposition from teachers' unions during his nearly three-year tenure.

June 27, 2014

Conn. Governor Pledges $15 Million to Support Common-Core Implementation

Gov. Malloy, a Democrat, has pledged $15 million to ease the implementation of the common-core standards. The money will go towards new school technology and professional development, among other uses.

May 16, 2014

Chocolate Milk Almost Accidentally Banned in Connecticut Schools

Sodium limits for school beverages included in a state bill would have ruled out chocolate milk, but Gov. Dannel Malloy says that won't happen.

April 25, 2014

Student Fatally Stabbed at School After Apparent Prom Date Rejection

The attacker and the victim were both students at a Connecticut high school.

April 07, 2014

Newtown Studying Shootings' Effect on Enrollment

Other suburban Connecticut districts have seen enrollment declines, but not as sharp as Newtown's.

April 04, 2014

Miss. and Tenn. Lawmakers Vote Down Efforts to Expand School Choice

Lawmakers in Miss. and Tenn. vote down efforts to expand school choice, four new charters are approved in Connecticut, and other school-choice news from the week.

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