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Damaged houses in Salinas, Puerto Rico.
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Cuando Serafín Méndez escuchó que miles de estudiantes de la Universidad de Puerto Rico no podrían continuar su educación por daños al campus relacionados con el huracán, decidió hacer algo.

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Los estudiantes de Puerto Rico y de las Islas Vírgenes de EE. UU. podrán pagar matrículas como si fuesen residentes del estado para asistir a colegios universitarios estatales.

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Students from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands will be able to pay in-state tuition rates to attend a state college.

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The state's 12 community colleges could become consolidated into a single school by mid-2019. The 12 campuses would remain open, but would be renamed the Connecticut Community College.

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As Republican and Democratic leaders in the General Assembly inch closer to a budget deal, one casualty of the negotiations may be the Office of State Broadband. Elimination of the office has been proposed in at least two budget plans, despite costing the state no money.

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The president of Connecticut State Colleges and Universities has unveiled a plan to consolidate the state's 12 community colleges into a single system. 

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It's only a matter of time before Michael McCotter says he'll lose his job.

Back-to-school season didn't last long this year in Puerto Rico. First Hurricane Irma and then Maria forced schools to close and turned the lives of students and their families upside down.

Puerto Rico's secretary of education, Julia Keleher, says that of the U.S. territory's 1,113 public schools, 22 reopened last week and another 145 this week. They're hoping that the majority will be open by Oct. 23. Some are still functioning as emergency shelters.

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Sixteen years after the U.S. entered into war with Afghanistan -- a look at one woman's efforts to inform and inspire young Afghan girls.

This hour, Shabana Basij-Rasikh talks about her upbringing under the Taliban in Kabul and about her experience co-founding SOLA -- the School of Leadership, Afghanistan

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The state's budget crisis is hitting Connecticut schools hard, and special education programs might also be feeling the pain, even though these services are protected by federal law.

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Marie Degro fue la primera estudiante en llegar a la Secundaria Crosby de Waterbury desde Puerto Rico, como consecuencia del Huracán María.

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Marie Degro was the first student to arrive at Crosby High School in Waterbury from Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

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Algunas universidades estatales y colegios universitarios comunitarios podrían pronto dar la bienvenida a los estudiantes desplazados por el Huracán María. Ahora el sistema del presidente ha propuesto ofrecer a esos estudiantes matrículas como si fuesen residentes del estado.

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Some state universities and community colleges could soon welcome students displaced by Hurricane Maria. Now the system’s president has proposed offering  those students in-state tuition rates.

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The Connecticut Supreme Court heard arguments on Thursday in a landmark school funding lawsuit. State officials are appealing a lower court decision, that ruled the state's funding system was unconstitutional.

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