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Premium Content Montville full-day kindergarten boosts literacy skills

 September 19, 2014; Updated: 6:41 pm

Data from Montville schools' first year offering full-day kindergarten show improvement in early literacy skills among the town's kindergarteners.


Premium Content Salem school board appoints Democrat to fill Caron's seat

 September 18, 2014; Updated: 12:58 am

At a special meeting Monday night, the Board of Education unanimously voted to appoint Democrat Phil Teixeira to fill the board vacancy left by the departure of fellow Democrat Margaret Caron.


Premium Content Ledyard school consolidation, renovations plan moves forward

 September 18, 2014; Updated: 12:56 am

The Finance Committee on Wednesday voted in favor of asking bond counsel to prepare documentation for a school renovation project, keeping the town on track for a January 2015 referendum.


Premium Content Farrell scholarship will help with Ledyard High grad's doctoral program

 September 17, 2014; Updated: 6:07 pm

Zachary Higgins has been accepted into the University of Connecticut’s doctoral program in physical therapy.


Premium Content Montville school board approves custodial contract

 September 17, 2014; Updated: 6:00 pm

The agreement between the board and General Teamsters Local No. 493 includes a 50-cent raise to hourly wages each year for the next three years, starting this month.


Premium Content Stonington Board of Education to try again for school security money

 September 15, 2014; Updated: 12:02 am

After watching the Board of Finance reject their request to fund school security improvements and a state mandated teacher evaluation program earlier this month, school board members agreed Thursday to return to the board to seek the funding.


Premium Content New Stonington middle school plans advance as board agrees to educational specifications

 September 15, 2014; Updated: 12:01 am

The idea of building a new middle school and closing the town’s three aging elementary school continues to gain momentum as the school board last week agreed on a set of educational specifications for the new school.


Premium Content New London school board appoints itself as search committee for superintendent

 September 12, 2014; Updated: 6:17 pm

The New London Board of Education took the first step Thursday night in its second attempt at finding a permanent leader for the city's schools.


Premium Content From candy corn to the Holocaust: Ledyard's history electives popular

 September 12, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Ledyard High School has updated its social studies course sequence and allowed students to vote on which new classes would be offered this year.


Premium Content Salem school board, parents disagree over appointment

 September 12, 2014; Updated: 11:50 pm

Continuing tension between the Board of Education and parents — and within the board itself — manifested itself again Monday night, with disagreement surrounding the filling of a board vacancy left by the departure of Democrat Margaret...


Moonlighting at Avery Point

 September 10, 2014; Updated: 6:23 pm

People look out over the water soon after sunset while on the shore of the University of Connecticut's Avery Point campus in Groton Tuesday. They were invited to gather on the lawn of the campus to watch the sunset and the supermoon rise. Due to...


Premium Content Network School in Norwich remembers that fun is part of learning

 September 10, 2014; Updated: 11:50 pm

Norwich - An extended learning day and an intense focus on improving student academic performance doesn't mean the newly designed Uncas Commissioner's Network School won't have fun this year, school officials told the...


Premium Content Groton wants to build new middle school, convert others to solve its racial imbalance

 September 9, 2014; Updated: 11:46 pm

Superintendent Michael Graner will send a letter the state education commissioner today saying Groton plans to solve its racial imbalance issue by building one new middle school, converting its existing middle schools into elementary schools, and...


Premium Content East Lyme tries to predict future of its school district

 September 9, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

As the school board looks into options to address its three aging elementary schools, it began examining the town’s demographics on Monday.


Premium Content UConn Avery Point campus to host super moon viewing event Sept. 9

 September 4, 2014; Updated: 12:10 pm

The University of Connecticut Avery Point campus will host a viewing of the bright full moon at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9.


Premium Content New London's Science and Technology magnet school launches sailing team

 September 3, 2014; Updated: 5:12 pm

Francisco Santos, left, and Kessiah Splane of the New London Science and Technology Magnet High School sailing team set sail in an FJ (flying junior) sailboat from the Mitchell College Pier Wednesday on the first outing of the fall season.


Premium Content Groton superintendent to update school board on racial imbalance

 September 3, 2014; Updated: 12:11 am

Superintendent of Schools Michael Graner will update the Board of Education on Monday about how he is responding to the state's request for a plan to correct racial imbalance.


Premium Content School begins for Groton youngsters

 September 3, 2014; Updated: 5:05 pm

About 535 students started kindergarten and pre-kindergarten in Groton Wednesday, and schools reported class sizes in kindergarten ranging from 18 to 22 students.


Nature center reveals home-schooling program

 September 3, 2014; Updated: 3:59 pm

Called Eco Explorers, the program includes hands-on activities, educational games, and standards-based learning using the nature center’s property and animal collection.


Premium Content ‘Beatlemania’ fundraiser coming to Stonington High

 September 2, 2014; Updated: 12:05 am

The national touring production “Beatlemania the Stage Show” will perform at in the Stonington High School auditorium on Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. to help raise money to support the school’s music program.


Premium Content It's the beginning of a new year for kids schooled at home as well

 September 1, 2014; Updated: 11:32 pm

Tuesday, as fifth-graders around the region pull on their backpacks and board school buses, Skye Harris, 10, will play and race around the house until her mother gets up. Then they'll have breakfast and, around 8 or 9, school will start.


Premium Content Salem School administration has holes to fill after resignations

 September 1, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

With the school year underway, Salem school officials are trying to fill three vacancies.


Premium Content New London school board ready to start new search for superintendent

 August 30, 2014; Updated: 11:25 pm

Now that it has voided its appointment of Terrence P. Carter as the superintendent of the city's schools, the Board of Education finds itself back at square one.


Premium Content Soccer teams test NFA field's new lights

 August 30, 2014; Updated: 12:07 am

High school boys’ soccer teams from Ledyard, Griswold and Norwich Free Academy were the first athletes to play games under the newly installed permanent lights at the NFA athletic field Thursday evening.


Premium Content Master plan detailed for athletic complex off Route 1 in Groton

 August 29, 2014; Updated: 11:27 pm

A consultant outlined a master plan this week that would create an athletic complex on the Merritt property off Route 1, including four regulation-sized fields, restrooms, a playground and concessions at a cost of $7.37 million.


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