- Hartford Public Schools welcomed teachers from Puerto Rico Wednesday as part of the district’s effort to fill vacancies and enhance cultural enrichment through Hartford’s new Paso a Paso Puerto Rico Recruitment Program.
- The State of Connecticut Department of Education has released new guidelines for the 2022-23 school year heavily focused on keeping students in-person.
- With the new school year right around the corner, the state is looking to add hundreds of bus drivers to meet the demand of transporting over 330,000 children to and from school, field trips and events every day.
- A Simsbury mom and veteran educator is opening a nature-based preschool where the curriculum will include jumping in puddles, building snowmen, making mud pies and creating art with sticks, leaves and acorns.
- acant since 2019 when it completed nearly nine decades as a private day school, the Mooreland Hills School in Berlin now has a new life as the Prism Academy for students with autism.
- Last month, the American Federation of Teachers declared that the country’s educators have officially reached a breaking point. Stress from the pandemic, disruptive student behavior, curriculum constraints, critical race theory debates and violence in classrooms have fueled a staffing shortage that education leaders are now calling a crisis.
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- In the face of widespread teen vaping locally and nationwide, two West Hartford students have produced videos to promote the idea that it’s unsafe and not cool.
- At the school board meeting this week, members of Hartford schools’ six unions presented the board with the results of a survey that shows systemic low morale and a lack of confidence in Superintendent of Schools Leslie Torres-Rodriguez and in the direction the system is headed.
- Wethersfield’s school system wants a fall referendum on its proposed $271 million modernization of the town’s elementary schools.
- Despite positive trends in several other areas, a February survey of more than 1,000 Southington school students showed troubling levels of self-reported depression and suicidal thoughts, a community reported.
- As schools across the country continue to wrestle with a pandemic-driven increase in chronic absenteeism, small successes in Hartford and elsewhere are giving state education leaders hope for replicable solutions.
- After two years of pandemic-fueled changes, graduation ceremonies will look a bit more normal at Connecticut universities this month: UConn returns to the Gampel Pavilion and the Jorgensen Center, Yale students get to invite guests again, and Wesleyan holds its first full-scale commencement and reunion weekend since 2019.
- The campaign to save West Hartford’s “Chieftains” and “Warriors” team names won support Tuesday from the leader of the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation, who said changing them might harm Native Americans.