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August 22, 2016

Back to School Spending Expected To Increase This Year

by Cara Rosner | August 22, 2016 12:00pm

Families with school-age children are planning to spend more money on back-to-school shopping than they did last year, according to a recent survey by the National Retail Federation.

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August 13, 2016

Head of Early Childhood Office Departs

by Jack Kramer | August 13, 2016 9:33am

CTNewsJunkie file photo The head of the Office of Early Childhood, Myra Jones-Taylor, is resigning from her position effective Sept. 1.

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August 12, 2016

Sacred Heart Faculty, Alumni ‘Outraged’ At Trump Visit

by Christine Stuart | August 12, 2016 2:11pm

Sacred Heart University faculty and alumni are concerned and “outraged” that the private Catholic college would allow Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to host a campaign rally on campus.

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OP-ED | Keeping the Young in Connecticut Should be a Priority

by Susan Bigelow | August 12, 2016 9:59am

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It feels like there’s no surer sign of the decline of a region than when young college educated people all migrate away, seeking jobs and a better life somewhere else. That, according to a new report out from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, is where the capital region stands today.

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August 3, 2016

Demolition of Historic Homes at UConn Delayed

by Kristi Allen | August 3, 2016 6:44pm

Kristi Allen photo Historians and preservationists who want to save a row of historic homes at the University of Connecticut made what they thought was a final plea Wednesday morning.

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July 29, 2016

Murphy Celebrates Program to Help New Haven’s Residents, Veterans, and Recently Incarcerated

by Jack Kramer | July 29, 2016 5:01pm

jack kramer / ctnewsjunkie One of the new initiative’s goals in New Haven, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy said Thursday, will be to reduce recidivism by 50 percent over a five-year period.

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July 20, 2016

Connecticut Filmmakers Make Pitch For Recovery High Schools

by Jack Kramer | July 20, 2016 3:38pm

Courtesy of Generation Found Two Connecticut men who made a film tracking a recovery high school in Houston over the course of two years said Connecticut needs to jump on board if it’s serious about battling drug addiction.

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July 18, 2016

OP-ED | To Dream or Not to Dream

by Mark Ojakian | July 18, 2016 5:30am

As leaders in Higher Education, we understand that education is intrinsically connected to achieving the American Dream. At Connecticut State College and Universities (CSCU), a system of public institutions, we educate approximately 90,000 students a year, the majority of whom live and work in in our state.

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July 15, 2016

OP-ED | Sanders Delegates Fight for Public Education and Civil Rights in Democratic Platform

by Sarah Darer Littman | July 15, 2016 8:00am

While Bernie Sanders supporters mourn his endorsement of Hillary Clinton, they should take real comfort that his delegation helped public education activists make an impact on the Democratic Party platform.

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OP-ED | UConn’s Alternate Universe

by Terry Cowgill | July 15, 2016 5:30am

Why do smart people do dumb things? I ask myself that very question every time I do something stupid, which fortunately isn’t that often. But UConn President Susan Herbst, a successful college administrator who holds a Ph.D. in communication theory and research from the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication, has really taken the concept to new level.

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