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New STEM Preschool In Norwalk Embraces Aquarium Theme

New STEM Preschool In Norwalk Embraces Aquarium Theme

NORWALK, Conn. -- At the official Opening Day and ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Maritime Odyssey Preschool in South Norwalk on Thursday morning, 4-year-old Stephanie Parrera saw a starfish, "and painted one," too. 

She also saw a crab, which "pinched."

Stephanie was one of seve...

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WalletHub: Connecticut Ranks As Tenth Best State For Teachers

WalletHub: Connecticut Ranks As Tenth Best State For Teachers

Connecticut was ranked 10th overall as a great place to be a teacher, according to the personal finance website WalletHub. Analysts compared the teaching opportunities in all 50 states an...

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10 Staples Students Honored As National Merit Semifinalists

10 Staples Students Honored As National Merit Semifinalists

WESTPORT, Conn. — For more than half a century, it’s an opening-of- school tradition: the announcement of National Merit Scholarship Corporation semifinalists. Traditionally, Staples High...

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Professor Receives Largest Grant In WestConn History For Tick Research

Professor Receives Largest Grant In WestConn History For Tick Research

DANBURY, Conn. — An assistant professor at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury will receive a $1.6 million grant from the federal Centers for Disease Control to support her re...

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Area High School Students Invited To Westport Talk On 'The GPA Game'

Area High School Students Invited To Westport Talk On 'The GPA Game'

WESTPORT, Conn. -- A college admissions consultant and Certified Educational Planner will moderate, “The GPA Game,” a free presentation for high school students and their parents in Westp...

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Donald Trump’s Sister Gives $4M To Fairfield University

Donald Trump’s Sister Gives $4M To Fairfield University

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Senior Judge Maryanne Trump Barry, the 78-year-old sister of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, has made a $4 million gift to Fairfield University.  The gi...

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NY Times Examines Inequity Of Schools In Bridgeport Vs. Fairfield

NY Times Examines Inequity Of Schools In Bridgeport Vs. Fairfield

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- A New York Times story contrasted the education inequities in schools between the neighboring communities of Fairfield and Bridgeport. The story, published Sund...

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Judge Rules Connecticut's Educational Funding Formula Is Unconstitutional

Judge Rules Connecticut's Educational Funding Formula Is Unconstitutional

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Superior Court judge Thomas Moukawsher ruled Wednesday that Connecticut’s method of distributing state aid for education is unconstitutional and gave the state ...

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Rabbi Who Grew Up With Pope Francis Dedicates New Dorm At Sacred Heart U

Rabbi Who Grew Up With Pope Francis Dedicates New Dorm At Sacred Heart U

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — When Rabbi Abraham Skorka, a close friend of Pope Francis since childhood, was asked to help dedicate the new Sacred Heart University residence hall named for the ponti...

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Pope Francis' Childhood Friend Dedicates New Dorm At Sacred Heart

Pope Francis' Childhood Friend Dedicates New Dorm At Sacred Heart

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — When Rabbi Abraham Skorka, a close friend of Pope Francis since childhood, was asked to help dedicate the new Sacred Heart University residence hall named for the ponti...

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Fusion Opens Private School In Fairfield With One-On-One Instruction

Fusion Opens Private School In Fairfield With One-On-One Instruction

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Fusion, an accredited private school providing one-to-one, teacher-to-student classrooms for kids in grades 6-12, will open in Fairfield in September.  The school’s inn...

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