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Sixty thousand Connecticut high school students will get laptops to help them participate in distance learning. The board of the state’s educational partnership with the Dalio Foundation approved the purchase of the computers on Tuesday.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says schools in the state remain closed for another two weeks, and likely another two weeks after that, depending on the progression of the coronavirus. At the same time, Cuomo also warned of education funding cuts.

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Cuomo says the coronavirus shut down businesses and sucked tax revenue out of the state. He says the state government lost as much as $10 billion to $15 billion because people aren’t working.

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Connecticut has received a second philanthropic donation for education during the shutdown of schools. Governor Ned Lamont says it will make remote learning possible for students in districts that don’t have such resources.  

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New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker sent a late-night email to residents this week with this serious message: “I am strongly advising you to stay home and only to go out of the home to the grocery store, for medical supplies or other essential trips.” The exception is outdoor exercise, which is allowed, as long as residents keep at least six feet between themselves and the nearest person. 

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Connecticut State Senator Will Haskell of Westport says some high school seniors and their families lose out on as much as $6,000 a year in federal student aid.