The Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford.
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Two bills before Connecticut lawmakers would require schools to teach African-American, as well as Puerto Rican and Latino history.

The Lamont administration wants to spend $800,000 to hire experts to help school districts regionalize and consolidate services in Connecticut.

A cascade on the campus of Southern Vermont College. The school announced via press release Monday that it will close at the end of the 2019 spring semester.
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The town manager of Bennington, Vermont, says the closure of Southern Vermont College in his town will be "terrible" for his community. 

Chia-Wen Huang, a Chinese teacher at the Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School in Hadley, Massachusetts.
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Two traditional public school districts in western Massachusetts are alerting parents about an effort by a charter school to get student names for recruitment.

A spring peeper.
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Among the thousands of bills Massachusetts legislators have put forward this year, one would designate a frog called the spring peeper as the state amphibian.