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Connecticut State Science Fair on tap

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HAMDEN – The state’s largest science competition tips off for the 67th time March 10-14 at Quinnipiac University in Hamden. Called the Connecticut Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair, the competition brings together hundreds of local school and district winners in grades seven through 12 from throughout the state. From Greenwich to Groton, these budding young scientists and […] [Read More]
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More casualties of the governor’s budget proposal

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Update: 2:36 p.m. :  For the record, Brett Broesder, a spokesman for Mayor Bill Finch, said he listened to parts of both the appropriations and education committee hearings and in fact, has been in Hartford for a good portion of the week.     By now you’ve heard about the flat funded schools and cuts to […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport BOE won’t present united front for budget fight

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 BRIDGEPORT – If the city school board heads up to Hartford to lobby against Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s threat of flat funding the state contribution toward the city school budget, it will do so without board member Howard Gardner.  Gardner, no fan of the governor, suggested it is up to those who supported the governor […] [Read More]
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UConn sees record high applications – again

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 STORRS – Tuition may be rising and the governor’s budget might cut programs, but UConn is still a consideration 34,019 high school students who applied to attend next fall. It is the largest number of applicants ever to seek a spot in UConn’s next freshman class.   It is expected that when all is said […] [Read More]
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Arraignment of ex-Derby principal postponed

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Derby – The case of former Derby High School Principal Greg Gaillard, scheduled for today in Derby Superior Court, has been postponed, his attorney said. Gaillard has a new arraignment date of March 16, on charges that he stole $13,000 from the Derby Administrators Association bank account. Neeither Gaillard, who is free on $5,000 bond […] [Read More]
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Fairfield U holds autism drug discovery discussion

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FAIRFIELD – The president of a nonprofit pharmaceutical company will talk about the opportunities and challenges in drug discovery for autism spectrum disorders next week at Fairfield University. The talk by Lawrence W. Fitzgerald, founder, president and chief executive officer of Mend Therapeutics, Inc., will take place at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, in the […] [Read More]
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Quinnipiac offers free tax prep help

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Hamden– IRS-certified student volunteers from Quinnipiac University are offering free tax preparation assistance to qualified individuals at Hamden’s Keefe Community Center, 11 Pine St.  The students, under the direction of accounting professors Nelson Alino and Darcie Costello, will offer assistance to people who ear less than $53,000 annually. Assistance will be available Wednesdays from noon […] [Read More]
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UConn won’t seek mid-year tuition increase

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HARTFORD – Even in the face of a $10 million cut to the University of Connecticut budget for 2015-16, UConn President Susan Herbst told state lawmakers today she won’t seek to enact any mid-year or additional tuition or fee increases to close an anticipated deficit. At least not beyond the four-year tuition plan approved by […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport BOE parts ways with District Parent leaders

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  BRIDGEPORT _ In an unprecedented move sure to bring about a legal challenge, the city school board voted 6-2 Monday to no longer recognize the executive committee of the District Parent Advisory Council. Interim Superintendent of Schools Fran Rabinowitz recommended the action, saying the parent executive board has adopted rules and procedures that have […] [Read More]
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Common core discussion in Bridgeport

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BRIDGEPORT – Excel Bridgeport will hold a discussion on the Common Core State Standards from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 1057 Broad Street, third floor. The event is intended for parents and Bridgeport community leaders who are unsure or unclear about the standards.   [Read More]
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