World of Opportunity

Connecticut College – Amy Martin “As a high school student weighing his college options, Christopher Bothur ’07 was sure of one thing. “I grew up in Connecticut, I went to school in Connecticut, and I wanted to get as far away from Connecticut as...

Youths Must Be Trained For High-Tech Jobs

The Hartford Courant – Bruce Dixon “The Obama administration has emphasized the critical need to prepare American students for future job opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math — or STEM. The president is right to make STEM a national...

Connecticut’s Brain Drain: Are some students being left behind?

Minuteman News Center – State Sen. Toni Boucher “…I believe that the time has come to balance the scales and urgently provide services to another vulnerable student group, our academically and intellectually advanced children. The fact that their...

Two Years Later, Still Learning From Sandy Hook

NPR – Jeff Cohen “It’s been two years since a gunman killed his mother at home and then opened fire at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, killing 20 first-graders, six educators and himself. People in Connecticut are still hashing out just how parents...

After Newtown massacre, mother urges compassion in schools

The Seattle Times – Claudia Rowe “Scarlett Lewis’s 6-year-old son, Jesse, was among the 20 children murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012. On Tuesday, the 46-year-old single mother spoke to Education Lab about her journey from despair to...