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Monday, December 30, 2013

We Must Be Serious About Investing in Education for Our Children

The Middletown Press – Jennifer Alexander

“When it comes to education, all of Connecticut’s children are counting on us to give them the tools they need to succeed.”(more)

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Newtown Remembers Victims with 26 Bell Tolls

Time – Courtney Subramanian

“Bells rang out 26 times in Newtown, Conn. Saturday, in remembrance of the number of lives that were taken a year ago in one of the nation’s deadliest school shootings.”(more)

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Music, art help heal families torn by Newtown school massacre

Reuters – Barbara Goldberg and Ellen Wulfhorst

“For some Newtown residents, the arts have provided a way to go on with their lives after the death of their loved ones when a young gunman killed 20 children and six adults at the school on Dec. 14, 2012.”(more)

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

No Motive In Newtown Report, But Many Details About Lanza

NPR- Bill Chappell

“Investigators say they haven’t determined why Adam Lanza killed 26 students and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last December. But they know he acted alone in that attack and his mother’s murder, according to a summary report released weeks before the one-year anniversary of the shooting rampage.”(more)

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Newtown Residents Demolish A School, And Violent Memories

NPR – Patrick Skahill

“Demolition has begun at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where a gunman killed 20 students and six adults last December. Bricks will be pulverized, steel melted down and a new school built at the same location.”(more)

Monday, October 14, 2013

Sandy Hook teacher finds way to respond to tragedy

Boston.com – NANCI G. HUTSON

“Sandy Hook Elementary School first-grade teacher Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis always cries when she reads students her favorite childhood book, ‘‘Lyle, Lyle Crocodile.’’”(more)

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

New Haven students offered free language program at Yale

New Haven Register – Rachel Chinapen

“In a competitive market, mastery of a second language can set apart a job candidate. That’s the idea Yale University is driving home with the High School Cooperative Language Program.” (more)

Saturday, September 7, 2013

A Sandy Hook Parent’s Letter to Teachers

Education Week – Nelba Marquez-Greene

“As another school year begins and old routines settle back into place, I wanted to share my story in honor of the teachers everywhere who care for our children.” (more)

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

In kindergarten, learning a foreign language

CTPost.com – Nanci G. Hutson

“In 2012, Brookfield’s school board hired Glastonbury Director of Foreign Languages Rita Oleksak. “Learning a foreign language is an integral component to educating 21st century citizens to become productive members of our global society,” Oleksak wrote…”Their study of a foreign language develops language and communication skills, cultural knowledge as well as critical 21st century skills that students need to be successful in the future.”" (more)

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Teen’s suicide in Conn. renews focus on bullying as factor in complicated mix

The Christian Science Monitor – Stacy Teicher Khadaroo

A friend’s mother says the 15-year-old high school student was bullied for years, but prevention experts caution that the causes for suicide are complex and often less visible.” (more)