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Copter wings, wind turbines and car wheels, oh my!

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WEST HAVEN – Anyone who thought that an engineering-themed summer camp would be boring couldn’t have spent any time checking out what high school students have been up to at the University of New Haven this summer. Using Computer-Aided Design programs, students at the camp – including a handful who attend Bridgeport’s Fairchild Wheeler interdistrict science high […] [Read More]
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DEEP has questions for GE on potential Harding site

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HARTFORD – Anyone hoping for a quick decision on GE’s inches-thick plan to cleanse its former Boston Avenue plant site of enough toxins that it can house a new city high school is going to be disappointed. The state Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, in possession of the proposed remediation plan since April 25, […] [Read More]
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Connecticut’s school finance trial pushed back til January

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HARTFORD _A trial to determine if the state is paying its fair share toward public education has been pushed back until January 6, 2015. Leaders of the Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding announced the new trial date for the landmark CCJEF v. Rell education adequacy and equity lawsuit. It was supposed to start this fall. The […] [Read More]
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HCC fall registration is going on now

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BRIDGEPORT – Registration for the Fall semester at Housatonic Community College is going on now through Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Students can register online at www.housatonic.edu or by dropping off a registration form and payment information in the lobby drop box in Lafayette Hall through Friday, Aug. 15. Students can also register in person at […] [Read More]
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Grant provides summer mentoring at UConn for promising high school students

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  Storrs, CT – Five Fairfield County high school students interested in pursuing science and technology careers are attending the UConn Mentor Connection program this summer, thanks to a $20,000 grant from the Fairfield County Community Foundation. The students come from Bridgeport, Trumbull, Shelton and New Canaan, the scholarship recipients will spend three weeks this […] [Read More]
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Need a good book suggestion? Try these from Fairfield U folks

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Beyond School reform

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NEW HAVEN – Between charter school melt-downs, school board take-overs, test-mania  and slick education  reform saviors, who has time to cover what is going on in American urban classrooms day in and day out. Melissa Bailey, an education reporter for the New Haven Independent did, and collected 10 of her stories into a new e-book called […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport Public Education Fund to host son of Thurgood Marshall

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BRIDGEPORT – In recognition of the 60th Anniversary of Brown v Board of Education, the Bridgeport Public Education Fund will host John W. Marshall, the younger of Thurgood Marshall’s two sons at noon, Wednesday, Sept. 17,  2014, at the Bridgeport Holiday Inn. Marshall was the nation’s first African-American Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, […] [Read More]
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