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Phonics & The Science of Reading

In 2019, results on national and international exams showed stagnant or declining American performance in reading, and widening gaps between high and low performers.  The causes are diverse, but many experts point to a shortage of educators trained […]

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Edward O. Wilson, June 10, 1929- December 26, 2021

Edward O. Wilson was an American biologist and the leading authority on ants whose study led to some of the biggest and most provocative scientific ideas of the 20th century—the biological basis to human behavior(sociobiology) and […]

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October is Health Literacy Month!

Health Literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information needed to make appropriate health decisions. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) addresses […]

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Open Culture and Astronomy

Two astronomical events have appeared in some news articles recently. The Perseid meteor showers which occur from mid-July and continue through late August. The moon will be a crescent and set early so the night […]

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Electric Vehicles in Connecticut

In 2020, Connecticut unveiled A Policy Framework for Electric Vehicle Adoption to accelerate the deployment of electric vehicles (EVs) and charging station infrastructure, among other things.  Connecticut has committed to an ambitious EV adoption goal […]

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Climate Change and Extreme Weather

Climate Change Climate Change is caused by a simple shift in energy balance.  The Earth takes in a nearly constant amount of solar short-wave ultraviolet radiation.  In order to remain in balance, the Earth needs […]

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New Variants of the Coronavirus that Causes Covid-19

The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus causing the Covid-19 pandemic is what’s known as an RNA(ribonucleic acid) virus.  RNA viruses are highly mutagenic compared to DNA viruses meaning they mutate, adapt, and evolve fairly quickly.  Familiar RNA viruses […]

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Photo Contest! Observe the Moon Night 2020

NASA has announced September 26th as International Observe the Moon Night 2020.  This is a time to come together with fellow Moon enthusiasts and curious people worldwide. NASA Connecticut Space Grant Consortium (CTSGC) is sponsoring […]