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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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Malloy wants state to spend more on school security

New Haven — As students and visitors at Wilbur Cross High School pass through metal detectors and are searched for weapons, an overhead security camera allows police to constantly monitor the school’s entrance. After the fatal shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the district installed cameras in every school, linking them to the nearby police […]