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Obama taps Yale psychologist for national education panel

New Haven — Modern-day school reformers focus too much on standardized tests and too little on kids’ hearts and minds, a legendary Yale child psychologist said as he prepares to advise the president.

Dr. James P. Comer made the remarks in an interview this week in his office at the Yale Child Study Center. President Obama in January named Comer one of 15 appointees to a new President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans.

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Work to start on adding track, tripling train traffic by 2016

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Monday officially accepted $121 million from the Federal Railroad Administration to turn the north-south corridor that cuts through the middle of the state into a high-speed rail line. The money, announced in 2010 and officially disbursed Monday in a ceremony at the Meriden train station, will pay to boost the “almost […]

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A ‘bittersweet’ end: Historic merger creates one of the nation’s largest hospitals

New Haven — A beloved Catholic hospital ended a 105-year run, and one of the nation’s largest hospitals was born, as officials signed papers Tuesday afternoon to have Yale-New Haven Hospital take over the Hospital of Saint Raphael. Two St. Raphael’s nurses called the occasion “bittersweet” as they posed for one last time with the […]