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jean.fischer March 25, 2014 at 07:29 am
It is tomorrow
Julie Weisberg (Editor) March 25, 2014 at 07:30 am
Yep. I just realized my error. So sorry about that! I've gone in now, and made the correction.Read More Again, sorry everyone!!
acquarulo March 26, 2014 at 08:50 am
Isn't the dismissal time for the K-4th elementary schools 1:25?
Our Lady of Mercy School was named the winner of the Connecticut State Mock Trial Championship on March 12. Credit: OLM
rocklandwife March 20, 2014 at 07:23 am
GREAT JOB!! I know that was a lot of hard work :)
Patti Atwater March 20, 2014 at 09:09 am
Great job OLM! Proud to be a graduate! Patti Capaldo Atwater
Observor March 20, 2014 at 03:20 pm
Good luck with your race and congratulations to OLM.
C-HIT campers work on their stories in the UConn journalism lab.
JudithAnn March 16, 2014 at 09:41 am
I would love to know just what us being taught to journalists today. Do they cover things likeRead More "Biased reporting 101" or "Never Insert yourself or your personal views into your reporting" or make sure you verify both sides of an issue with at least 3 credible sources?" Or most important : you are the advocats of The People first and always seek the truth whether or not it's what you the reporter wants to believe or your editor wants you to write. Just curious.
Kate Farrish March 17, 2014 at 08:40 am
I teach journalism at UConn and at these workshops for high school students. I can tell you that myRead More students are taught to leave themselves and their opinions out of stories, to generally verify information with at least two credible sources, to interview people on all sides of an issue and that their aim is to serve the public. Thank you for your interest.
Tom March 18, 2014 at 05:26 pm
Maybe they could tackle the subject of whether it is ethical and legal to have gender-specificRead More programs that exclude one sex for another in publicly funded schools which are geared toward cariculum in the sciences. Nothing like picking and choosing winners and violating civil rights at the same time..
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Linda C March 27, 2014 at 11:16 am
James you have just proved my point. Of course it doesn't apply to ALL unwed mothers, just as anyRead More statement doesn't always apply to ALL! However I am stating FACTS and it does apply to more than it should; but just the mentioning of a Fact has you feeling uncomfortable. Ergo that is exactly why the problems will never be addressed; because the mere mention of it makes you feel guilty, uncomfortable and or insecure about discussing it! And the so Called Community Leaders are counting on just that!
James Bond April 10, 2014 at 10:42 am
Linda, Sorry to react to your post so late,I was away( not prison ). I reacted to what you saidRead More earlier about unwed mothers. To which you had no disclaimer because it said unwed mothers only. Now you say," of course it doesn't apply to ALL unwed mothers".To me you're the one sounding like you want it both ways and that sounds more like our fumbling politicans,than my post. That said, I do understand where you're coming from and posts are not the easiest way to state it sometimes.Your attack on how I feel is unwarrented just because I pointed out a flaw in your post. Sorry about that hope to hear from you soon.
Linda C April 11, 2014 at 12:09 pm
James glad you found your way home lol. I truly wasn't trying to attack your comment, merely tryingRead More to clear up the confusion on my earlier posting. In a nut shell James, we are (as tax payers) being forced to pay for whatever little program pops in their heads. Unfortunately the ones already in place aren't cancelled, it's just a process of adding more and more programs that have been proven not to work, as well as picking up the pieces of those who aren't doing their jobs. I'm all for helping, but lets find out what works, along with squashing those that don't - not double programs only to find out none work!! Enjoy whatever up and coming holiday you chose to celebrate. Not sure about you, but I'm not finding this new improved Patch as stimulating as when it was more focused on our individual town issues, so haven't been on much either!
State Rep. Larry Cafero, a Norwalk Republican and Minority Leader in the state House of Representatives, says he wants a public hearing on Common Core education standards. (Photo from Cafero's official statehouse website)
Danielle Bolliger April 1, 2014 at 09:14 am
I also came across this yesterday. There are 3 videos. The third one is a very concerned parentRead More from Arkansas. I hope more parents stand up to get rid of Common Core. http://patriotaction.net/forum/topic/show?id=2600775%3ATopic%3A6635270&xgs=1&xg_source=msg_share_topic
CowDung April 1, 2014 at 09:18 am
How about actually going to the Common Core website to find out what the CC Standards are? ThatRead More parent in Arkansas is an idiot. She's complaining about the Singapore math curriculum--it has nothing to do with the implementation of Common Core. Common Core does not specify the use of any of the techniques, procedures, methods or formulas that people like the Arkansas mother are complaining about.
CowDung April 1, 2014 at 09:18 am
Please read the standards: http://www.corestandards.org/read-the-standards/
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Arbie February 14, 2014 at 07:39 am
This is B.S. Why cancel school today when roads and parking lots are fine? Crews worked hard to haveRead More Branford schools open today. I'll bet its because nobody wanted to go back for one day due to being off next Monday & Tuesday is the probable reason. This school system never takes working parents into consideration.
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Laura I. Maniglia October 20, 2013 at 07:20 pm
www.startschoollater.net/‎ Grassroots organization committed to sane school start times. I workRead More with high school students who average about 6 hours per night ON A GOOD NIGHT!
Oreo are "Milk's Favorite Cookie." Credit: Patch File Photo
Robert B. October 16, 2013 at 02:36 pm
A new study finds people no longer give 2 craps about what the fearmongering "scientists"Read More have to say. One person has even gone on record stating "If an Oreo today doesn't kill you, the bus will tomorrow while you're crossing the road".
John Roberts October 17, 2013 at 12:49 pm
The leftist bent of this "study" is so obvious...the next step will be to show stateRead More legislators that high fat/high sugar foods are addictive and thus must be regulated by the state. Sadly if the leftists really cared about low income people they might try to solve the problems like the 74% out of wedlock births and fatherless families that cause poverty rather than addressing the effects, poor diet and bad eating choices, caused by poverty. But then if poor people lead better lives and earned enough to pay taxes they may not vote just for Democrats...