Fairfield University’s Pierre Christian is among a group of scientists researching black holes and theories of gravity.
Stories about schooling in Connecticut: Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12, higher education, education spending and child welfare.
CSCU announces end to mask mandate
The mask mandate at all 17 CSCU campuses will switch to “mask-optional” everywhere, including classrooms, starting April 4.
Education Committee approves Sheff v. O’Neill settlement
Facing pressure, members of the Education Committee reluctantly approved measures addressing the Sheff v. O’Neill settlement agreement.
As COVID wanes, UConn relaxes mask mandate
Masks will still be required in classrooms, labs and studios, but in most campus settings, masks will be “recommended” as of Friday.
CSCU board increases community college tuition
CSCU leaders say increasing labor costs, running out of federal funds and declining enrollment are some of the reasons for the tuition hike.
CT senate leaders announce big children’s mental health bills
Legislators have described the mental health crisis among children as one of the most crucial priorities this session.
Lamont budget would help towns improve school air quality
After initial reluctance, Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration is warming to the prospect of helping towns improve air quality in schools.
On the legislative agenda for educators: Remote learning and mental health
Pandemic-related issues will top the agenda for lawmakers on the education and children’s committees during the upcoming legislative session.
Lamont to leave mask mandate up to school districts
Gov. Ned Lamont recommended Monday that the statewide mask mandate for students and staff in school buildings cease at the end of February.
Inside Mississippi’s only class on critical race theory
Brittany Murphree was raised in one of the most Republican counties in one of the most Republican states. She shocked friends and family when she took “Law 743: Critical Race Theory.”
Principals are expected to be the ‘rock’ of schools, but they’re stressed out
A new RAND Corporation study found that 80 percent of secondary school principals experienced frequent job-related stress during the 2020–2021 school year.
Lamont appoints DuBois-Walton to lead CT State Board of Education
Lamont first appointed Karen DuBois-Walton, of New Haven, to serve as a member of the board in June 2020.
Sheff v. O’Neill settlement would expand magnet schools, ‘Open Choice’
A settlement in the Sheff v. O’Neill case could end 33 years of litigation over how to redress segregation in Hartford and suburban schools.
Community college faculty and staff call for stricter COVID safety guidelines
Community college faculty called for stricter COVID safety standards as they return to campuses for the spring semester on Friday.
Interim President Andrew Agwunobi to leave UConn
Radenka Maric, the university’s vice president for research, innovation and entrepreneurship, will take over as UConn’s interim president.