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Connecticut lawmakers held a hearing on Wednesday about sexual assault prevention and response procedures at colleges and universities in the state. The hearing was prompted by a recent federal complaint against the University of Connecticut.

At a Senate hearing on New York state’s new Common Core educational standards Wednesday, teachers, principals and Senators themselves complained that the implementation has been dysfunctional. 

Yesterday we aired a story about how Stamford school administrators are currently considering the option of moving its fifth graders to the middle schools because of an oncoming space crunch. The idea has been criticized by many parents who say their children aren’t ready. But the option isn’t that radical. One nearby school district successfully made the transition nearly 20 years ago. 

Parents react to overcrowding at Stamford schools

Nov 12, 2013
Williams family

Stamford is growing. That’s not a bad thing but its 16-thousand student school district is rapidly facing serious overcrowding. In fact, many of its elementary schools will be over capacity starting next year. School administrators have offered up som e solutions but the options – and the timetable - have parents deeply concerned. 

    

  

Charles Lane

  For the first time New York's Education commissioner John King is signaling there may be too much state testing.  King sent a letter to school administrators across the state Thursday saying that he will push to end at least one state test.  

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