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Amazing Race: Old Saybrook Students Build Sub For National Contest

Capitol Watch (The Hartford Courant) |  11/22/14 6:00 PM

At the mouth of the Connecticut River in Old Saybrook, they're still making history. High school students in the town where the first submarine was launched 200 years ago have built a new generation of submersible, a human-powered craft that cruises beneath the waves at a brisk five knots.

Revolt Of Connecticut Professors Follows Trend In Other States

Capitol Watch (The Hartford Courant) |  11/22/14 8:09 AM

The revolt of Connecticut state university professors against a transformative plan developed by a high-priced consultant and backed by the administration has grabbed headlines recently, but it's a showdown that has been repeated elsewhere across the country.

5 UConn Men's Lessons Learned: Rodney Purvis At Your Service

Capitol Watch (The Hartford Courant) |  11/22/14 6:46 AM

Every game is a learning experience, for those who play and those who watch. In the aftermath of UConn's 75-64 win over Dayton in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off in San Juan on Friday, here's what we learned:

Child Advocate Report Examines Role of School and Mental Health System

CTNewsJunkie |  11/21/14 3:46 PM

Even though the parents of the gunman who took the lives of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School allowed doctors from Yale to share information with the school system, not all the information was transmitted, according to a new report Friday from the Office of the Child Advocate.

Republicans Call For Special Session On Budget Deficit

CTNewsJunkie |  11/21/14 3:25 PM

Republican lawmakers called on Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Friday to convene a special legislative session to address a shortfall in the state budget, which Republicans believe is larger than the administration has acknowledged.

OP-ED | Early Childhood Education is Not the Panacea You Might Think It Is

CTNewsJunkie |  11/21/14 9:00 AM

The early childhood lobby wants you to believe that getting children in school a year earlier is going to lead to big educational gains for our schoolchildren — especially our economically disadvantaged schoolchildren — but the research does not support that claim.

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