Connecticut’s Luke Foreman Staples High School in Westport has tied the Guinness World Record for having the most sets of twins in a grade at 16. But they may not hold that title for long, as another Connecticut high school in Greenwich is close behind, CNN reports.

Nationwide, one in every 30 children is a twin. In Connecticut, it’s one in every 20, according to a recent National Center for Health Statistics report. The number of twin births has doubled in Connecticut over the last three decades, while, in most other states, twin births increased by closer to 50 percent.

The report links this increase to the increasingly older age of mothers and the increased use of infertility treatments. In Connecticut, state law requires insurance companies to cover in vitro fertilization up to age 40 years old.

Jacqueline was CT Mirror’s Education and Housing Reporter, and an original member of the CT Mirror staff, joining shortly before our January 2010 launch. Her awards include the best-of-show Theodore A. Driscoll Investigative Award from the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists in 2019 for reporting on inadequate inmate health care, first-place for investigative reporting from the New England Newspaper and Press Association in 2020 for reporting on housing segregation, and two first-place awards from the National Education Writers Association in 2012. She was selected for a prestigious, year-long Propublica Local Reporting Network grant in 2019, exploring a range of affordable and low-income housing issues. Before joining CT Mirror, Jacqueline was a reporter, online editor and website developer for The Washington Post Co.’s Maryland newspaper chains. Jacqueline received an undergraduate degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University and a master’s in public policy from Trinity College.

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