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Elementary school students in Newtown will return to a new building next month, and on Friday, media were allowed to tour the facility.

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The state will no longer be providing sign language interpreters. State officials have laid off more than two dozen interpreters in an effort to close the budget deficit.

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It was a muggy and overcast Thursday morning as John Volin led me through patches of tall milkweed and wild raspberries. 

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After years of being in limbo, a high school in North Hartford is finally on its way to getting a $100 million makeover. Three separate schools will be housed there, part of the city's efforts to deal with declining enrollment.

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Bonnie Hutson has a lot of stories to tell about the importance of feeding children. She works for the West Haven Family Resource Center, which provides food for kids and families during the school year.

There's a reason Jose Luis Vilson's students learn in groups: He wants them to feel comfortable working with anyone in the classroom, something he's realized in his 11 years of teaching doesn't always come naturally.

"I don't really give students a chance to self-select until later on, when I feel like they can pretty much group with anybody," he says.

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In the summer of 1877 there was a battle in the mountains of Montana. The Nez Perce people fought the U.S. Army over two days. Dozens of women and children were killed, along with U.S. and Nez Perce fighters. 

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Seven of Connecticut's 13 private, non-profit colleges are graduating fewer than two-thirds of the student body. That's according to an analysis of federal data by Third Way, a Washington D.C.-based think tank.

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University of Connecticut student Haddiyyah Ali got an email in January from a woman whose story floored her. The woman was working at a talent agency in 1965 when she says Bill Cosby invited her to a party at his house.

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About half of all teenagers in foster care never graduate from high school. The state created an online learning program for these students to help fix the problem.

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Hundreds of prison inmates across Connecticut will now have access to federal grant money to help pay for college. 

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The Connecticut Supreme Court has ordered a judge to hold another hearing to determine whether the names of some University of Connecticut animal researchers can be kept secret to protect their safety.

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Colleges and universities in New England are increasingly offering discounts to attract students from nearby states. 

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Did you know you could get a college scholarship for being tall

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It was one of those days that will stick with 14-year-old Lucca Riccio. 

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