Education

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A committee of the state Board of Regents recommends spending $2.1 billion more on schools in the new state budget, saying it’s time to continue an effort begun a decade ago to funnel more money to the state’s poorest school districts.

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Lauren Danner, a biology teacher from North Branford, has been named Connecticut’s Teacher of the Year for 2017. Lauren Danner has taught at North Branford High School for seven years. She says teaching is her second career.   

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The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities would like lawmakers who are up for re-election next week to commit to fully funding public education.  

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As the architect of school reform in New Haven, Superintendent Garth Harries appeared to be making progress. Test scores were up, dropout rates were down, and a new teacher evaluation system became a national model.

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A new Connecticut law takes effect on Saturday making school threats a felony, which results in a prison sentence.

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