In the basement of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Stamford is a remarkable scene. There are streets and stores and shoppers. And lots of trains. The Stamford Model Railroad Club has been building this little world for more than 70 years, and this Saturday they’re hosting an annual open house.
Connecticut education officials issued a report card for each school in the state Thursday. It showed that based on test data, more than half of Connecticut's schools met overall performance targets in the state’s new school accountability system. This is the first report on schools using that system.
Evaluations for each school in the state are online here.
Democratic Congressman Steve Israel of Long Island is helping spearhead his party’s effort to recapture control of the U.S. House of Representatives next year. Matt Laslo reports on the tough job ahead for Israel.