"Tax Freeze" made schools weary of big hikes
10:26 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Few Long Island schools aim to pierce tax cap

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo touting new "tax freeze" law.
Credit AP/Mike Groll

Long Island schools put their budgets up for vote Tuesday. Most school districts hope to increase their tax levies at or just below the 2% cap on property tax increases that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law in 2011.

Four Suffolk schools are attempting to exceed that cap: West Babylon, Sayville, East Hampton, and Bridgehampton. Officials say the districts received less state school aid than they were hoping and so piercing the cap is necessary.

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Allegedly wanted to hide she wasn't to be a grad
6:07 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Quinnipiac dropout allegedly called in bomb threat at commencement

A former Quinnipiac University student is facing charges after police say she phoned in bomb threats before the university’s graduation ceremony Sunday. Police say she didn't want her family to find out she wasn't graduating.

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Connecticut's Technical High Schools
10:50 am
Mon May 19, 2014

A new start for J.M. Wright Tech

An entrance to the new J.M. Wright Technical High School in Stamford, Conn.
Kaomi Goetz

Stamford is once again home to one of Connecticut's state-run technical high schools. It's reopening this fall after the state shut it down five years ago. We take a look at the school’s rebirth and what administrators are doing to make sure it’s not closed again. 

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Some closing of racial achievement gap
6:13 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Conn. high school seniors get high marks in federal reading & math assessment

A new federal assessment gave Connecticut high schoolers high marks in reading and math. The state still sees a performance gap based on race, but the new results show some improvements in that area.

Click here for a summary of Connecticut's math performance.

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U.S. Department of Education investigating
11:29 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

UConn among 55 schools investigated for response to sex abuse allegations

The University of Connecticut is one of 55 colleges and universities being investigated by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights for its handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints.  Federal officials named the schools on Thursday.

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