Education

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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Tracking system sparks privacy concern
7:10 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Lawmakers consider system to track Conn. students from pre-K to their first job

A bill that would allow Connecticut officials to track students from pre-K through to their first jobs was passed by the state General Assembly’s Higher Education Committee on Monday. The bill was approved despite some concerns the system might violate privacy rights.

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Education
11:52 am
Mon February 24, 2014

NY plans to create nation's first homeland security college

The state of New York plans to create the nation’s first college dedicated to homeland security and emergency preparedness. Backers say it’s a necessary measure given the major storms and terrorist threats the state has dealt with.

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Panel led by Common Core supporter
6:39 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Cuomo's Common Core panel evenly divided

IBM International Foundation president Stanley Litow will chair New York panel evaluating Common Core implementation. File photo, 2005
Credit AP/John Smock

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced appointments Friday to the panel he established to re-evaluate the state's implementation of Common Core.  The panel is about evenly split between supporters and critics of the new, more rigorous teaching standards.  

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