Education

Officals Explain Common Core
4:33 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

NY education chief eschews public meetings for private

Education Commissioner John King following a private meeting in Shirley, New York. King says he will have future public meeting but not ones with any yelling.
Credit Charles Lane

New York Education Commissioner John King visited a Long Island elementary school Wednesday where he met privately with educators to talk about the state’s new, more rigorous education standards called Common Core.  The meeting came after King canceled several public events following  a raucous PTA meeting in Poughkeepsie last week.  

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School life
9:12 am
Mon October 14, 2013

Greenwich teens trying to stop bullying after schoolmate's suicide

Elias Frank is a senior at Greenwich High School who started the student group GHS Connections.
Kaomi Goetz

It’s been nearly 7 weeks since Greenwich High School sophomore Bart Palosz shocked his community by taking his own life. His family and friends say he was a victim of years of bullying at school. Two seniors at the school are among a group of students who are trying to prevent that from happening again. We   met up with them at Binney Park in Greenwich to find out how they’re trying to make a difference. 

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Yale prof wins Nobel
6:00 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Yale professor wins 2013 Nobel for Medicine

Yale Prof. James E. Rothman speaking at the Yale School of Medicine after it was announced he is one of three winners of the 2013 Nobel Prize for Medicine
Credit Ebong Udoma

Yale Professor James E. Rothman, is one of three winners of the 2013 Nobel Prize for medicine announced on Monday. The award is for research on how key substances are transported within cells. He shares the prize with Randy Shekman of the University of California, Berkeley and Thomas Sudhof of Stanford University. Rothman credits funding from the National Institutes of Health for his research.

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Health
9:44 am
Tue September 3, 2013

Yale Study: 3D mamographies reduce recall rate, anxiety among patients

A new study from the Yale Cancer Center, published in the medical journal Radiology, shows that using 3D technology in mammography greatly reduces the number of woman called back for a second test.


Education
10:27 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Conn. standardized tests show mixed results

The Connecticut Department of Education released  the results of this year's statewide standardized tests on Tuesday.

The Connecticut Academic Performance Test, which is given to 10th graders, showed slight improvement in math science, and reading. However, it also showed slightly lower scores in writing.

The Connecticut Mastery Test, which is given to elementary and middle school students, showed lower scores across the board.


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