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Sep 18, 2013
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Sep 9, 2013
Happy New Year! It's Rosh Hashanah. The new television season is upon us. And… school's back in session. Today at 3 and 9pm, we'll look at this back to school season. Students, teachers, parents: How was your first day of school? Were you excited about the new school year? Dreading it? Have... read more
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Sep 6, 2013
Ever been caught doodling during a meeting a work? A boring class? You’re not alone. Did you get yelled at? “Get your head in the game! You’re dist... read more
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Sep 6, 2013
We’re at the Student Union on the Storrs campus as a new school year is underway, and the state’s flagship school is back in the news once again.... read more
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Sep 4, 2013
More than 200 years after his death, the remains of an 18th-century Connecticut slave will soon receive a proper burial.   The slave is known a... read more
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Sep 3, 2013
In August, President Obama signed a bill preventing the doubling of interest rates on federal student loans for those entering college this year.... read more
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Aug 30, 2013
A Greenwich High School student committed suicide this week, just hours after his first day of classes.  A preliminary investigation reveals that 15-year old Bart Palosz died Tuesday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.   Greenwich Police Lieutenant Craig Gray told WTNH that Palosz used a weapo... read more
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Aug 29, 2013
Thirteen years ago, I wrote an amusing but fairly ignorant op-ed piece for the New York Times triggered by watching a planetarium movie narrated by... read more
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Aug 27, 2013
Students across the state are heading back to school this week – and they’ll be seeing a lot of changes.   The common core state standards are taking effect and changing the way teachers teach and students take tests. Schools are struggling to find the best way to teach ESL kids English.... read more
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Aug 23, 2013
Connecticut’s Governor has talked openly about his developmental struggles. He's also one in five people who has dyslexia. It’s a developmental rea... read more
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Aug 19, 2013
In Hartford, school district officials say test scores held firm and showed some healthy gains. But as WNPR's Jeff Cohen reports, the way you talk about test scores can be just as important as the scores themselves.   It wasn't the press release Matt Poland would have written.   "... read more
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Aug 15, 2013
A common thread running through any type of interpersonal conflict in whether it’s bullying in school or online, gun violence on a street corner, o... read more
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Aug 2, 2013
In 1962, Carlos Eire was one of 14,000 children airlifted out of Cuba.  He was exiled from his family, his country, and his own childhood by the re... read more
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Jul 26, 2013
Earlier this week, The President and Co-founder of the Families and Work Institute came to Hartford this week to talk about the work she’s been doi... read more
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Jul 24, 2013
School’s out for kids, but this summer many teachers can be found in classrooms around Connecticut learning about the Common Core State Standards.... read more
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Jul 23, 2013
The discovery of anesthesia is one of the major breakthroughs in medical history. From ancient times to the mid-1800s, pain from dentistry and surgery could be relieved but never eliminated. Surgery in colonial America (such as amputating a limb, removing a tumor or eye cataract, or repairing a s... read more
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Jul 18, 2013
Why are we doing a show about Finland? The country just seems to get a lot of things right. It ranks among the highest in the world for self-r... read more
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Jul 17, 2013
Frank Oppenheimer was the brother of atom bomb maker, Robert Oppenheimer. Imagine their feelings and thoughts after seeing the destruction of Hiros... read more
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Jul 16, 2013
Cities and towns across the state wrestle with a common question -- how much power should a mayor have over the city's schools? As WNPR's Jeff Cohen reports, it's a debate that is going to a public vote in Hartford this November.   Hartford mayors can appoint themselves to the board of ed... read more
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Jul 15, 2013
Carrie Saxon Perry, community activist in Hartford, was interviewed in the late fall of 2010 for the CPTV original documentary, "The 60s inConnecticut."  While small portions of her interview do appear in the documentary, her full length interview is only available online. Interview Synopsis:... read more
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