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$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…

Theatrical Production of Getting Out in Willimantic on May 11…


Willimantic - The public is invited to the former Off-Broadway drama Getting Out, performed by students at EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT) arts magnet high school, on Thurs., Fri. and Sat., May 11, 12, and 13, 2017, at…

$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…

Slots Still Available for 2017-2018 at EASTCONN's Magnet High Schools


Willimantic – EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT) performing arts magnet high school and Quinebaug Middle College (QMC), a regional magnet high school, have a limited number of seats remaining for students entering grades 9-12 this fall. ACT, housed in…

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 Student Places Top 5 Among Thousands in State Poetry…


Willimantic - A student of EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT) magnet high school has placed among the top 5 in the final round of Connecticut’s 12th Annual Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. More than 7,000 students from a…

18 ACT Writing Students Honored in Regional Contest; 5 Move on to Nationals

18 ACT Writing Students Honored in Regional Contest; 5 Move…


Willimantic – Eighteen students at EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT) magnet high school have won 26 awards for their writing and poetry from the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, a prestigious national program that has supported teenagers’…

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…

Praise for ACT Portfolio-Based Education Pilot


Now in its second year, an innovative educator evaluation pilot at one of EASTCONN’s magnet high schools has drawn praise from teachers and administrators alike, who say they are pleased with the program’s results, and in particular, with its teacher…

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…