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Each student took the stage in front of hundreds of their peers at Hill Central High School. And one by one, they revealed their passions, their fears, their hopes and insecurities. And one by one, their words were met with thunderous applause.

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The state said its high school graduation rates have reached a record high. Governor Dannel Malloy announced the state’s 2016 figures in New Haven Monday.

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Groton Public Schools are planning to lay off 70 staff members and close one school as the district grapples with a multi-million-dollar cut from the state. 

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The Board of Regents’ Faculty Advisory Committee said it’s shocked that sweeping changes to the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system were adopted on Thursday without more clarity and transparency. 

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After a presentation from the president of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, the Board of Regents for Higher Education adopted the framework of a plan for sweeping administrative consolidations on Thursday.

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April 6, 2017 marks 100 years since the United States officially entered the First World War — igniting the journey for thousands of young men to the deadly trenches of Europe.

This hour, we learn about the soldiers and hear how Connecticut was one of just a few states with records that explained how some of these men viewed their service. 

Imagine if one notice from the federal government could cause you to question your major life decisions.

More than half a million people may have found themselves in that situation after a new legal filing by the Education Department.

Under a program known as Public Service Loan Forgiveness, some student loan borrowers were supposed to be able to have the balance of their student loans forgiven after ten years of both on-time payments and eligible work in the public sector. Meaning, a qualifying nonprofit, federal, local, state, or tribal government.

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Two of the state's largest school systems picked new superintendents recently, leaving only one major city -- New Haven -- without a permanent full-time leader. 

Numbers Jump At Yale's Campaign School For Women

Apr 3, 2017

“2017 is the year of the woman,” says Patricia Russo. Russo is the executive director of the Women’s Campaign School at Yale University, a program that trains women who want to run for public office. It’s been in existence for over twenty years, but Russo says this year is different. There is an unprecedented level of interest in the training sessions.

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The state Department of Transportation is sharing its prize money from the Q bridge with New Haven Promise students.

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Researchers at the University of Connecticut say that a state effort to improve the lowest performing school districts lacks coherence, leading to questions about the program's effectiveness.

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This hour: segregation in the aftermath of Sheff v. O'Neill.

It's been more than 20 years since the landmark state Supreme Court ruling. We find out what two reporters uncovered about its impact on Hartford schools.

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Hartford residents gathered Thursday at a city school to talk about a report that found the school district failed to protect students from abuse and neglect for the last decade. District leaders have a plan in place to address this longstanding problem.

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The president of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system is recommending tuition hikes. 

A report released by a children's advocacy group shows that opportunities for young people vary widely between cities and towns across the state. 

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