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Premium Content New London names teacher of the year

 August 21, 2014; Updated: 12:30 am

Jessyca Campbell, a sixth-grade teacher at Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School, will be recognized today as New London’s 2014-15 teacher of the year, the district announced.\n


Premium Content Bennie Dover Jackson evacuated following false alarm

 August 20, 2014; Updated: 3:00 pm

New London – Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School was evacuated briefly Wednesday morning following reports of smoke in the building. The cause was ultimately determined to be dust from construction.


Premium Content Partner school districts to discuss NFA issues looking ahead to future contract

 August 20, 2014; Updated: 12:00 am

The eight partner school districts that have Norwich Free Academy as their designated high school plan to hold joint discussions on what they see as common issues they would like to see addressed in a future regional contract with the academy


Premium Content Groton schools chief wants computer upgrade

 August 19, 2014; Updated: 12:03 am

Superintendent of Schools Michael Graner said Monday he wants to replace all of the school district’s computers over the next five years, and buy enough Chromebook laptop computers so that every ninth-grader has one.


Premium Content Norwich Free Academy expanding its marketing

 August 18, 2014; Updated: 10:50 pm

A growing push to market Norwich Free Academy to prospective students in an increasingly competitive high school environment along with a desire to better promote the Slater Memorial Museum has led academy officials to hire a third public relations...


Premium Content Preston the last local town to use CMT for all tests

 August 14, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

The Preston school system was the only district in the region to stick with what the state called the “legacy” Connecticut Mastery Test for reading, writing, math and science this past spring.


Premium Content Stonington High School announces drug and social media initiatives

 August 12, 2014; Updated: 5:27 pm

The new Stonington High School principal, Mark Friese, informed families Tuesday that he and police will be undertaking two initiatives to limit “distractions” for students and increase safety.


Premium Content East Lyme outlines search process for next school superintendent

 August 12, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

The school board will hold focus groups this fall with parents, staff and other stakeholders as it searches for a new superintendent to succeed James Lombardo, who plans to retire in January.


Premium Content In the colleges

 August 11, 2014; Updated: 12:34 am

Cabrini College:Elyse Tine Phillips, Gales Ferry.Albright College:Samantha Haynes, Niantic.Miami University:Tyler Wilson, Westbrook.


Premium Content Ledyard reading scores up after one year of full-day kindergarten

 August 9, 2014; Updated: 12:10 am

Reading scores are “off the charts” following the first year of full-day kindergarten, according to Superintendent Cathy Patterson.


Premium Content Community Foundation scholarships awarded to 206 of more than 500 applicants

 August 8, 2014; Updated: 12:16 am

More than 200 local students heading to college won awards totaling nearly half a million dollars from the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, the nonprofit announced Thursday.


Premium Content Superintendent search on agenda for East Lyme School Board

 August 7, 2014; Updated: 12:07 am

The Board of Education will provide an update Monday on its search for a new school superintendent. Superintendent James Lombardo, who joined the district in 2009, will retire Jan. 1, 2015.


Premium Content Greg Keith named Mystic Middle School principal

 August 7, 2014; Updated: 6:19 pm

Mystic Middle School will be getting a familiar face as its new principal.


Premium Content Foye's mission: short-term stability in New London

 August 7, 2014; Updated: 11:57 am

Richard Foye found himself back in familiar territory this week. Sitting in the same office he occupied more than a decade ago, the city native reflected on the path that led him back to the helm of New London Public Schools.


Premium Content Sailing lesson on the Thames

 August 5, 2014; Updated: 10:48 am

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy 44-foot sailboat Osprey takes in sail Monday in the Thames River off State Pier. Osprey is one of a new Leadership class of sailboats funded by a joint venture involving the Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association, Coast...


Premium Content East Lyme Public Schools announce free, reduced-price lunch policy

 August 5, 2014; Updated: 7:16 pm

For income guidelines for determining eligibility of participants for free and reduced price meals and free milk in the Child Nutrition Programs, please contact East Lyme Public Schools.


Premium Content Fischer: Politics often got in the way

 August 2, 2014; Updated: 12:36 am

Outgoing New London Superintendent Nicholas A Fischer reflects on his stint as the city's schools chief, saying much was accomplished despite a sometimes contentious relationship with the Board of Education.


Premium Content Ledyard Public Schools announce free, reduced lunch policy

 July 30, 2014; Updated: 6:27 pm

Ledyard — Ledyard Public Schools today announced its policy for determining eligibility for free or reduced price meals served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs or free milk served under...


Premium Content State waits on Carter's certification application to be superintendent

 July 30, 2014; Updated: 12:24 pm

The state Department of Education has put on hold its review of Terrence P. Carter’s application to become a certified superintendent until the Board of Education’s investigation into his background is complete.


Premium Content Salem schools to destroy inactive special education files

 July 29, 2014; Updated: 8:21 pm

Officials warn that former students may need a copy of special education files for Social Security purposes.


Premium Content Analysis finds sections of Carter application nearly identical to others' published writings

 July 29, 2014; Updated: 3:04 pm

At least 10 paragraphs of the roughly two-page essay Terrence P. Carter submitted with his application for the superintendent of schools job here contain material apparently copied from other sources without attribution.


Premium Content Consultant: We'll search again if Carter isn't hired

 July 27, 2014; Updated: 11:59 pm

The consultant hired to lead the search for a new superintendent of schools said last week that her firm will continue its search if the Board of Education does not hire Terrence P. Carter, its embattled first choice.


Premium Content Town meeting, referendum scheduled for Preston school playground

 July 24, 2014; Updated: 8:07 pm

A proposal to build a new playground for children in Grades 3 through 5 at the Preston Veterans' Memorial School will be discussed at a town meeting Sept. 11 and will go to the voters at a referendum Sept. 23.


Premium Content Officials say Carter was poorly vetted for superintendent's job

 July 24, 2014; Updated: 12:31 am

Members of the committee that was tasked with finding a new superintendent of schools said Wednesday they are not satisfied with the vetting of Terrence P. Carter, the man the Board of Education unanimously selected for the superintendent's job.


Premium Content Diana Owen named head of school at Pine Point

 July 23, 2014; Updated: 12:24 am

Pine Point School announced Tuesday that it had named Diana Owen as its head of school.


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