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Capitol Region Education Council


Put School Safety First

School security has always been important, but the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown thrust the issue into the spotlight, prompting school districts throughout the country to reexamine their policies and procedures. Educators and law enforcement and government officials have been working together to make sure the safest learning en

Working to Close the Achievement Gap

Over the past 20 years, demographics in U. S. public schools have changed. Currently, about 51 percent of children attending public schools are African American, Latino, and Asian or Pacific Islander. Forty-nine percent are Caucasian. Despite these numbers, achievement and opportunity gaps persist between Caucasian students and students of color an

CREC Releases PBandMath

CREC’s Studio 111 has released its first product, an online application called PBandMath. The app generates math word problems that align with Common Core State Standards, helping to reduce the time elementary school teachers must spend constructing practice problems for their students. Using PBandMath, teachers can build a bank of math word pro

CREC Foundation and Partners Help to Keep Area Children Warm

To ensure that area children stay warm this winter, the CREC Foundation has teamed up with the Hartford Police Department and Go Hartford! Mayor Mike’s Foundation for Kids to provide children in need with hats and gloves. Pooling together their resources, the nonprofit organizations and the police department were able to purchase 300 new hats and

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