U.S. Department of Education

National Blue Ribbon Schools Program
6:02 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Schools in Conn. & Long Island receive federal "Blue Ribbon" honor

Credit The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program

Several Connecticut schools and one Suffolk County school are among those called exemplary by the U.S. Department of Education Tuesday.

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Continued backlash against new testing standards
4:23 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Education expert urges Common Core "revolt"

Education historian Diane Ravitch speaking to Long Island school superintendents
Credit Charles Lane

A national education expert told Long Island school administrators Tuesday that they should join parents in the revolt against Common Core.  Diane Ravitch, former assistant sectary of education, said the new set of education standards are socially irresponsible and likely against the law.  

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Students allege discrimination
9:52 am
Tue October 22, 2013

7 women file complaint against UConn over sexual assaults

Attorney Gloria Allred, right, hugs University of Connecticut student Rose Richi, left, at a news conference in Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, in Hartford, Conn.
Credit (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Seven women who say they were victims of sexual assaults while students at the University of Connecticut have filed a federal discrimination complaint against the school.

Attorney Gloria Allred says Monday's complaint to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights alleges the school failed to do enough in response to the women's allegations.

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