Tensions Heighten Between Hamden and Quinnipiac University; $6 Million in Taxes?

01/20/14

Tensions Heighten Between Hamden and Quinnipiac University; $6 Million in Taxes?

A “property assessment report” calculated that the university would owe the town $8 million in property taxes; when subtracted from the PILOT reimbursement, the difference is approximately $6 million.

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Six Connecticut Teachers Win Ronald McDonald House Charities Local Hero Awards

01/13/14

Six Connecticut Teachers Win Ronald McDonald House Charities Local Hero Awards

“The selected teachers from Connecticut and Western Massachusetts have all exhibited tremendous dedication to their profession and outstanding efforts in servicing their schools and communities,” the Ronald McDonald House Charities says online in a post about the awards."

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Connecticut Family's Touchdown Pass: Football as Arena for Improving Young Lives

01/09/14

Connecticut Family's Touchdown Pass: Football as Arena for Improving Young Lives

Frank DiCocco created The REAL Man Character Development Program (Respect all people, Especially women, Always do the right thing, and Live a life that matters) that features 20 lesson plans to teach youth how to understand right from wrong and make the right choice when faced with a decision.

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Simsbury Helped Shape Martin Luther King Jr.; Students Crusade for Memorial

01/08/14

Simsbury Helped Shape Martin Luther King Jr.; Students Crusade for Memorial

With the nation set to pause Jan. 20 to observe the birthday of the Civil Rights leader (he was born Jan. 15, 1929), a group of approximately 14 students in Simsbury, working as the MLK in CT Memorial Committee, continues to work to spread the word that King spent two summers working on a tobacco farm in Simsbury.

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Connecticut Considers Taking Private Money for Public Education

01/07/14

Connecticut Considers Taking Private Money for Public Education

The Connecticut Department of Education is considering offers to support the promotion and implementation of Common Core State Standards (CCSS), but to date has not received any “philanthropic” money, Commissioner Stefan Pryor said.

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