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New radios to improve school security in Vernon

A new radio system is part of the plan to keep Vernon schools safer this fall...

New vice principal, more instruction time among the additions at Sage Park

When Sage Park Middle School students return on Aug. 27, they will notice a few changes at the Middle School of the Year, according to Principal Paul Cavaliere, Jr...

Superintendent completes first year as head of East Hartford public schools

Nathan Quesnel has been keeping his eye on the calendar, waiting for the days to turn to mid-August...

Enfield schools enhance learning with LEGO creativity centers

For many years, public schools have created classrooms centered on teaching five basic skills: language arts, mathematics, science, history and technology...

Windsor Locks works toward new graduation requirements for Class of 2020

Grade schools statewide are one academic year away from being required to implement Common Core State Standards in the curriculum and evaluations for teachers and students...

Bobby Skarvelas set to start school year in new role as assistant principal

Glastonbury High School students will see a familiar face in a slightly different place when they head back to school later this month...

Eight ways to help kids hone their homework habits

Helping children with their homework requires more than an understanding of the subject matter, whether it’s algebra or world literature...

Adjusting a child’s sleep habits now makes for happier school days

Summertime, and the sleeping is easy... With any luck, your kids are splashing and playing all day, and collapsing in an exhausted heap at night...

Three Rivers greets first middle college high school students

What is math? Raena Kempe posed the question to a roomful of nervous new high school students. A tentative hand went up and the answer came: problem-solving...

Program provides back-to-school supplies and clothing

Children’s excitement to get back into the classroom and start the school year off fresh can be dampened when families are trying hard to make ends meet and there just isn't enough left f...

Back-to-school and kids are ready

The last school bus to South Elementary pulled in at 7:50 in the morning, joining a line of buses spanning the school’s parking lot and releasing a wave of third-, fourth- and fifth-graders o...

Superintendent announces resignation

Hebron Board of Education Chair Kathy Shea and Vice Chair Tina Blinn confirmed that Superintendent Ellie Cruz has announced her resignation from the district...

Memorial School students catch the bus for their first day

Students started school at Memorial School in East Hampton on Sept. 4 - a few days later than usual, due to the roof replacement which took place over the summer break...

Vernon schools' new website launched

Among upgrades for Vernon's new school year, the school district will be getting a new website. At the Vernon Board of Education's meeting on Aug...

Credit advice given for students

New rules governing credit cards aimed specifically at protecting students went into effect in 2010...

Middle school shows record scores on Mastery Tests

During the summer, Sage Park Middle School Principal Paul Cavaliere sent home a letter to school faculty and staff...

Groundbreaking slated for high-tech magnet school

Groundbreaking is slated for Sept. 20 for a long-awaited $40 million, high-tech, regional magnet high school in East Hartford, being built under the auspices of Goodwin College...

Exciting changes at SWHS coincide with 50th anniversary year

Last June, South Windsor High School celebrated its 50th anniversary...

Parents, teachers oppose Special Master methods

Folks arriving at the Windham Board of Education meeting on Aug. 22 were met in front of Windham High School by a group of concerned teachers and parents with handouts...

Incoming sixth-graders raise money for wounded soldier

What started out as a book about basketball to help raise money for orphaned children with AIDS in Africa has inspired a basketball-themed humanitarian effort in Somers...

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