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Connecticut Graduation Rates Show Improvement

by Associated Press
Student studying.

UBC Learning Commons, Flickr

New figures show Connecticut's high school graduation rate has improved for the fourth consecutive year.

   Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Wednesday the improvement shows efforts to boost state education funding, especially to poorer districts, is working. Malloy is expected to tout his education record in his re-election campaign.

   Data released Wednesday show the statewide graduation average increased by 0.7 percent, from 2012 to 2013. That represents a cumulative increase of 3.7 percent over the 2010 high school graduation rate.

Fordham Conversations: Privacy Eduction

by Robin Shannon, Alen Kanlic
Kids on Computers

Enokson, flickr

Arguably the Internet is one of the greatest tools for communication and it gives the user the ability to communicate and connect with others. But there’s also a downside to being that “connected,” especially for kids who may not be aware of how their Internet activity is going to affect them in the future.

Some NYC Middle Schools to Extend Day

by Stephanie Colombini
school desks

alamosbasement, flickr

3 PM dismissal is going to be a thing of the past for students in select New York City middle schools this September. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced a three-year pilot program today  that'll extend the school day another 2.5 hours in 20 high-need middle schools.

NYC School Bus Drivers to Strike

by Jeff Coltin, Veronica Volk
School bus

KB35/flickr

New York City school bus drivers plan to strike Wednesday morning unless their contract demands are met. The union wants more job protections as the city puts bus contracts out to bid for 1100 routes to save money.

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