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Students in Massachusetts lead the nation in achievement on Advanced Placement exams. 

The Connecticut River at Springfield, Massachusetts, on April 3, 2017.
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The Springfield Water and Sewer Commission has qualified for a $50 million low-interest loan that could help the Connecticut River run cleaner. 

Ruby Bridges.
Jason Kruppa

A woman who as a little girl helped integrate the New Orleans public schools, an event depicted in an iconic Norman Rockwell painting, is coming to Massachusetts. 

Connecticut's Supreme Court has rejected a claim that the state's educational funding formula is unconstitutional.