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Wesleyan RJ Julia bookstore debuts in Middletown

Patricia Daddona |

Wesleyan University celebrated the opening of the new Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore Tuesday, marking its debut as a potential hub for economic activity in downtown Middletown.

Defending a plan to tax Yale

John Horak |

My April 24th column (“Let's tax Yale — Here's why and how”) created more of a dustup than I anticipated. In the column, I tried to deflect the state employee union's search for new...

$5K grant will help N.Britain at-risk students

Berkshire Bank Foundation awarded a $5,000 grant to Klingberg Family Centers to support a vocational education program for special needs...

Trump turns Coast Guard address into a rally

KYLE CONSTABLE | CT MIRROR | 1

For about 15 minutes at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London Wednesday, President Donald J. Trump delivered the mix of praise, congratulations and acknowledgements traditional in a commencement...

UConn solicits pitches for new hotel in Mansfield

Patricia Daddona | 1

UConn is seeking proposals from private developers to build a new hotel on university-owned property near the Storrs Center development in Mansfield.

Legislature poised to loosen high school graduation requirements

JACQUELINE RABE THOMAS | CT MIRROR |

Ordered by a Superior Court judge last fall to bolster graduation requirements so students are no longer awarded “diplomas but without the education we promise them,” state legislators...

CBIA, education reform council affiliate to boost workforce

Patricia Daddona |

The Connecticut Business and Industry Association said Wednesday it is affiliating with the Connecticut Council for Education Reform to enhance both groups' education and workforce initiatives.

Jackson Lab, CSCU launch genomics workforce institute

Patricia Daddona |

The Jackson Laboratory is teaming up with the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities (CSCU) system to train and prepare students for careers in bioscience and biotechnology.

State auditors: Rogue magnet school lacked state oversight

JACQUELINE RABE THOMAS | CT MIRROR |

Lax oversight by the Connecticut State Department of Education of the school choice lottery and enrollment in Hartford regional magnet schools opened the door for the most sought-after magnet school...

CT's six-year high school graduation rate reaches new high

Patricia Daddona |

The Connecticut graduation rate for students who graduated high school within six years reached an all-time high of 90 percent for students in the class of 2013-14.

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