Monthly Archive for December, 2012

: December, 2012

Another way to support Sandy Hook teachers.

HARTFORD — The State Department of Education on Wednesday announced the following effort to help Sandy Hook elementary school teachers rebuild their classrooms: Hartford, CT—A coalition of education

Scholarship fund for Sandy Hook nears $500K

STORRS — The University of Connecticut’s Sandy Hook School Memorial Scholarship Fund honoring those who died in the tragic shooting in Newtown has received donations and pledges totaling more than

Safe corridors a dead end?

BRIDGEPORT — The district’s new safe-corridors program isn’t working half as well as organizers would like because not enough volunteers are stepping forward to be the eyes and ears of the district. A

Ct Technical High School system gets interim leader

HARTFORD —  Nivea Torres has been appointed Interim Superintendent of the Connecticut Technical High School System, state officials announced on Thursday. Torres was recommended jointly by the

UConn President and others: Don’t turn our schools into fortresses.

University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst and others have signed onto a position statement that calls on meaningful action and a balanced approach in light of the Newtown school shooting.  They

A way to take mind off tragedy

BRIDGEPORT — As many as 5,000 tickets to a Sound Tiger’s Game on Wednesday, Dec. 19, are up for grabs in the office of the superintendent of schools. Word of the free tickets came Monday afternoon

In wake of Newtown shooting special precautions put in place in Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT — The following message appeared today on the Bridgeport Public Schools web site: Greetings, In light of the tragedy in Newtown, I am writing to share some updates on extra precautions

Better luck next time. Bridgeport loses out on RTTT-District

BRIDGEPORT — A short time ago, the U.S. Department of Education announced both Bridgeport and Hartford were still in the running for Race To the Top District funds when the list was pared down to 62

School grade list will be out on Monday

HARTFORD — In the careful what you wish for department, the state is preparing to release a list on Monday that reduces student achievement across all grades and core subject areas to a single

Some kids puzzled by vocabulary

More than half of all fourth graders in the nation don’t know what the word “prestigious” means when they read it in a story. Same goes for the words flourish, barren and eerie.A majority of eighth