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Education News

In Connecticut School Lottery, What's Luck Got To Do With It?

Connecticut’s Sheff magnet system is back in the spotlight -- this time, for reports of questionable admissions practices.

This hour: hand-picked or luck of the draw? We find out how some Hartford-area schools have been skirting around the state’s lottery process

Plus, graduation season is here at last. While students get ready to don their caps and gowns, we examine trends in higher education with a team of local experts and reporters.

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Chion Wolf contributed to this show.

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