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ACT Student Work is Honored by Connecticut Writing Project


Photo: 13 ACT stuents were recognied by UCONN's prestigious Connecticut Writing Project for the quality and creativity of their written works. UCONN’s Connecticut Writing Project (CWP) contest has again honored Creative Writing students at EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT)…

QMC Students Win Regional Video Contest


Photo: QMC students took 1st place in the Third Annual Eastern Advanced Manufacturing Alliance Video Challenge and Film Festival. EASTCONN’s Quinebaug Middle College (QMC) students took 1st place for Outstanding Videography and 3rd place in the Viewer’s Choice category at the Third Annual Eastern Advanced Manufacturing Alliance…

New Observation Tool Simplifies Teacher & Student Assessments


EASTCONN has designed a new online tool that promises to simplify the process of collecting, storing and reporting observation-based data associated with  student and teacher assessments.  Called eObserve, EASTCONN’s new framework-independent tool supports the use of tablets and other devices, and…

Community Conversation Focuses on Children’s Mental Health Issues


Photo: A summit to share concerns about children's mental health in NE Connecticut attracted 75 of the region's leaders. In response to growing concerns around children’s mental health and its effects on schools and communities in northeastern Connecticut, many of the…

Is This Local Stream Healthy? Tolland 6th-Graders Investigate


Photo: Tolland 6th-graders partnered to gather scientific data as they worked to determine whether a nearby stream was healthy. EASTCONN’s Mobile STEM Laboratory has been making the rounds among schools across northeastern Connecticut this spring, recently stopping at Tolland Middle School…

$25K SUEZ Grant Cuts Cost of Mobile STEM Lab Visits

$25K SUEZ Grant Cuts Cost of Mobile STEM Lab Visits


Hampton - A $25,000 grant from the SUEZ Foundation will help underwrite the cost of bringing EASTCONN’s Mobile STEM Laboratory, northeastern Connecticut’s newest science-based learning resource, to 20 schools over the next year. “This generous contribution by the SUEZ Foundation will…

$25K SUEZ Grant Cuts Cost of Mobile STEM Lab…


And in the good news department... A $25,000 grant from the SUEZ Foundation will help underwrite the cost of bringing EASTCONN’s Mobile STEM Laboratory to 20 schools across the EASTCONN region over the next year.  “This generous contribution by the SUEZ Foundation…

Protulis Leads EASTCONN Special Services Division


EASTCONN has named Eric Protulis to lead the agency’s Special Services division.  “Prior to working for EASTCONN, I was always impressed with the collaborative nature of the agency,” said Protulis, who was recently named Director of EASTCONN Special Services.  “I look forward…

EASTCONN Adult Education Teacher Honored by CAACE


EASTCONN Adult Programs teacher Dianne Talbot has been named 2016 Educator of the Year by the Connecticut Association for Adult and Continuing Education (CAACE).  Talbot was one of three Connecticut adult education teachers to be honored by CAACE. The award is presented…

Arts at the Capitol Theater to Present Opposing Forces: DanceFest…


Willimantic – EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT) will present Opposing Forces: DanceFest 2017 on Fri. and Sat., March 31 and April 1, 2017, at 7 p.m., on the Capitol Theater’s main stage, 896 Main St., Willimantic. This family-friendly, annual dance…

ACT & QMC Recruiting Students for 2017-2018

ACT & QMC Recruiting Students for 2017-2018


Photo: Northeastern Connecticut students who will be high-school age in 2017-2018 can apply now for seats in EASTCONN's magnet schools. Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT) and Quinebaug Middle College (QMC), EASTCONN’s magnet high schools, are recruiting students for 2017-2018. Both magnet…

Video Conference Saves time & Money, Eases Students Shyness

Video Conference Saves time & Money, Eases Students Shyness


Take a group of enthusiastic fifth-graders being taught by devoted teachers. Next, add a lot of altruistic, community-minded activities. Add a dash of cool, new technology, and what do you get? With a little luck, you get the enthusiastic response every…

EASTCONN, EWIB & AJC Support Windham's Job-Seekers

EASTCONN, EWIB & AJC Support Windham's Job-Seekers


A ribbon-cutting to celebrate a new partnership among EASTCONN Adult Programs, the Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board and American Job Center East took place recently at the group's new, co-located site in Willimantic, in a move that will simplify and…

CTAA Presents Willy Wonka, Cupcake Made in Honor

CTAA Presents Willy Wonka, Cupcake Made in Honor


Willimantic - Students from EASTCONN’s Capitol Theater Arts Academy (CTAA) Summer Musical Theater Program will present the family-friendly musical, Willy Wonka, on Fri. and Sat., Aug. 12 and 13, 2016, at 7 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sat…

Taking Big Steps to Bring GED Students Back to Class

Taking Big Steps to Bring GED Students Back to Class


Photo above: Producing new cable-TV ads, featuring real GED students, is just one strategy EASTCONN is using to boost GED enrollment. A precipitous decline in GED adult student enrollment across Connecticut – and nationwide – appears to be reversing, as GED…

Yoga, Anyone...? Wellness Options Grow

Yoga, Anyone...? Wellness Options Grow


Photo above: EASTCONN Teaching & Learning staff enjoyed a meditative yoga session, sponsored by ECHIP, at a recent work retreat.     Eastern Connecticut’s first regional employee health insurance collaborative is actively promoting healthy lifestyles for members with on-site classes, health fairs, wellness…

Exciting New Mobile STEM Lab Debuts with Help from 3 Schools

Exciting New Mobile STEM Lab Debuts with Help from 3…


EASTCONN’s long-awaited mobile science laboratory for grades K-12 will soon make its regional debut, thanks to three northeastern Connecticut schools that are participating in a pilot program this spring. “We’re very, very excited about it,” said Marlborough Elementary School Assistant Principal…