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UNH creates Tow Institute of Youth Justice

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WEST HAVEN – The University of New Haven, on Thursday, will unveil its new Tow Institute of Youth Justice. The institute is being formed to capitalize on the state’s juvenile justice reforms and support the General Assembly’s newly formed Juvenile Justice Policy and Oversight Committee. Funding for the new institute comes from Tow Foundation of […] [Read More]
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Fairfield University names its new residence hall

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FAIRFIELD – Fairfield University is poised to name one of its resident halls after John C. Meditz ’70, of Weehawken, N.J., an alumnus, trustee and Fairfield University supporter. A ceremony to christen the recently constructed Meditz Hall is planned for 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 2. The hall is at 51 McInnes Road. Meditz has given Fairfield University $10 […] [Read More]
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Jefferson Magnet, Norwalk

Norwalk, Woodbridge schools get blue ribbons

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                    The U.S. Department of Education is out with its 2014 National Blue Ribbons School list and two of the four Connecticut schools named are from Connecticut. The recognized schools include: Woodbridge, Amity Regional High School Norwalk, Jefferson Science Magnet School Portland, Portland Middle School Litchfield, Wamogo Regional […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport’s student-run fish market open Wednesday and Thursday

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ANGIE’S at AQUA Seafood Market Bridgeport Aquaculture School 60 St. Stephens Road, Bridgeport, CT 06605 Phone: 203-275-2929 Wed., Oct. 1 – 3 to 6 PM – Thurs., Oct, 2 WALK-INS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME   -  CASH SALES ONLY E-mail orders, special requests,  or large volume orders to our new email – angiesaqua@bridgeportps.net Orders must be submitted […] [Read More]
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A couple of CEA-Malloy endorsement postscripts

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On Monday, the Connecticut Education Association, the state’s largest teachers’ union, announced it was endorsing Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, despite a recommendation from its Political Action Committee to just sit this gubernatorial election out. Well, after deadline, I heard from two local teachers, both of whom were involved in the process in one way or the other. […] [Read More]
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Millicent Few

Local link to Atlanta cheating scandal

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A trial got underway Monday in Atlanta, Georgia over a 2008 test cheating scandal. The accused include a dozen former Atlantic Public School educators and administrators. But one former Atlanta school official, Millicent Few, is not among them. Few, who once was human resources director in Atlanta, plead guilty earlier this year in a plea […] [Read More]
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Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo’s Education Program wins award

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BRIDGEPORT- The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) announced that Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo received Top Honors in its 2014 Education Award for the Conservation Discovery Corps education program. The AZA Education Award recognizes outstanding achievement in educational program design, judging programs on their ability to promote conservation knowledge, attitudes and behavior, show innovation, and measure […] [Read More]
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CEA picks Malloy. Will its membership?

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HARTFORD – The state’s largest teachers union today endorsed Gov. Dannel P. Malloy for re-election, setting aside differences it has with the governor’s over the roll out of both a new teacher evaluation system and Common Core education standards. In the end, Republican challenger Tom Foley’s plan to have the money follow the child proved […] [Read More]
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