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U.S. Representative Joe Courtney, D-CT2, is warning that a bill being considered in Congress would make it more difficult for Americans to afford college. The Republican-backed PROSPER Act would end federally subsidized student loans. It was approved by the House Committee on Education and the Workforce last week.

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The Connecticut State Colleges and University Board of Regents has approved a resolution to consolidate the state’s 12 community colleges into into one system.

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Cynthia Barnett wants girls to know how to write code, build robots and hack computer programs. Barnett is a lifelong educator from Norwalk, Connecticut. When she retired from her job as a high school administrator, she was upset to see girls losing interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) classes. 

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Bridgeport’s school board recently approved a mandate that requires high school students to take a half-year course in African-American or Caribbean/Latin-American studies.

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Alternative public schools can be the last option for teens and young adults who are at risk of dropping out. They’ve existed since the 1970s, and have had a reputation for being bad schools for bad students. But there is a school in New Haven, Connecticut, that’s trying to change that.