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  • Bee Forum Draws Five Local Candidates

    The Newtown Bee Editor Moderator Curtiss Clark welcomed five state candidates to the newspaper’s annual pre-Election Day Candidates Forum Tuesday, October 21, at the Edmond Town Hall Theatre.

  • Citizens Against Common Core

    To the Editor:

    I want to inform you and your readers that there is an important meeting  to help better understand the implications of education reform in Connecticut. The highly controversial Common Core reform agenda will be the topic of information and discussion on Sunday, October 5, at the Black Rock State Park in Watertown.

  • Common Core Debate Heading To State Capitol Complex Wednesday

    HARTFORD — Legislators will get to hear feedback on the rollout of the Common Core Curriculum Wednesday during a public hearing at the State Capitol complex.

    The noon event is the result of a move by Republican minority legislators to force the reluctant leaders of the Education Committee to hold a hearing on the bill that would put implementation of the state’s new academic standards on hold.

  • Force Feeding Students And Teachers?

    To the Editor:

    With good conscience I need to speak out to the caring public regarding a serious government intrusion into the local public schools. The reason for this is that politics and academic theory often mix poorly with good teaching practices in the classroom.