Community Convener Norwalk ACTS to Cultivate a Public / Private Partnership with a Shared Vision of Success for Norwalk Children
Philanthropic Funders To Provide Grants To Help Achieve High Level Achievement For Youth Across The City

Multiple grants from a group of philanthropic investors will support Norwalk ACTS and its membership to develop a cohesive strategy for five high-level initiatives in support of Norwalk’s children: career and college readiness, “whole child” or social emotional learning, counseling, parent engagement, and replication of successful schools.
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Sep 12, 2018 - 12:35:03 AM

Sacred Heart University ranked one of the best by U.S. News & World Report
Sacred Heart University was once again included in U.S.News & World Report’s Best Colleges guidebook as one of the best universities in the North. Additionally, the publication named SHU in three other lists: best colleges for veterans in the North, best value schools in the North and best undergraduate business programs nationally.
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Sep 11, 2018 - 11:05:31 AM

Sacred Heart University professor explores the sacred through science fiction
Sacred Heart University theology and religious studies professor Richard Grigg of Shelton recently published his ninth book, Science Fiction and the Imitation of the Sacred.
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Aug 13, 2018 - 5:25:48 AM

Horizons at The Ethel Walker School Showcases STEAM Projects of 200 Students
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The first ever state-wide Horizons at The Ethel School STEAM Exhibition was held on July 27th at The Ethel Walker School campus in Simsbury. More than 100 students from Horizons’ sites throughout Connecticut joined the 85 young girls participating in the Horizons at The Ethel Walker School program to display their science, technology, engineering, arts and math projects. These public school students showcased the science, technology, engineering, arts and math skills they have acquired during the six-week summer program.
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Aug 3, 2018 - 2:07:50 AM

How It All Adds Up Learning to Love Math at The Children’s School
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Math is as essential to our understanding and appreciation of how the world works, and our place within it, as the spoken and written word; it has been described as “the poetry of logic.” As Maureen Murphy, Head of The Children’s School, explains, “A practical and needed tool, math is also a language, a window to deciphering the physical world as well as the forces that govern it. It teaches an important habit of mind—problem solving. Children learn how gratifying it is to find a solution, even if it takes several tries or a shift in strategy.”
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Aug 2, 2018 - 2:03:47 AM

WHS Students Earned Top Honors at FBLA National Leadership Conference
Stamford Public Schools (SPS) announced that students from Westhill High School (WHS) recently earned top honors at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)National Leadership Conference, where more than 9,200 of America’s top high school students competed in more than 70 business and business-related events.
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Jul 25, 2018 - 5:59:38 AM

AITE Student Ryan Edkins Took First Place in the NFTE NY Metro Regional Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge
Stamford Public Schools (SPS) announced that Academy of Information Technology & Engineering (AITE) student Ryan Edkins took first place in the Regional Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge, hosted by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) NY Metro, which qualifies him for the national competition in October.
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Jul 16, 2018 - 5:01:09 AM

Just in Time for Graduation Volunteers from AXA Investment Managers Revitalize Stark’s Courtyard and Kindergarten Outdoor Classroom
As the school year draws to a close and the days get warmer, the campus at Julia A. Stark Elementary School was in need of some “sprucing up.” On Friday, June 15, approximately 70 volunteers from AXA Investment Mangers (AXA IM), headquartered in Greenwich, CT, shed their business attire in exchange for workpants and gardening gloves as part of AXA’s Global CR Week 2018. This community engagement was coordinated by the Stamford Public Education Foundation (SPEF) in alignment with its role of bridging the gap between Stamford Public Schools and the business community.
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Jun 26, 2018 - 5:53:20 AM

Stamford High School Achieves International Baccalaureate World School Status Approved to Offer Diploma Program
Stamford Public Schools (SPS) announced that Stamford High School (SHS) in now an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School for the Diploma Program (DP), joining IB schools in 147 countries across the globe. After a rigorous two-and-a-half year process, which culminated with a verification visit, SHS received its official notification in late May. SHS becomes the first high school in Stamford to offer an IB opportunity to students and one of only nine qualified in Connecticut.
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Jun 21, 2018 - 1:20:23 AM

Westhill High School Seniors Ivette Naranjo and Escarlin Perez Among the 2018 Class of Dell Scholars
Stamford Public School (SPS) announced that The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation recently named Westhill High School Seniors Ivette Naranjo and Escarlin Perez among the members of the 15th class of Dell Scholars. According to the organization, each of the 500 Scholars named receives a $20,000 scholarship and represents students from across the nation who have demonstrated the drive to succeed despite personal obstacles.
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Jun 20, 2018 - 1:18:56 AM

NCC signs a tuition match agreement with Carter Oak
Norwalk Community College is making it more affordable for its graduates to continue on for a bachelor’ degree. NCC and Charter Oak State College have signed a Community College Tuition Match Scholarship Agreement in which Charter Oak will provide the last two years of a bachelor’s degree to NCC graduates at the community college tuition and fee rates in effect for that year. This agreement goes into effect for the Fall 2018 semester.
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Jun 18, 2018 - 12:01:28 AM

Stamford Public Schools Released 2016-2017 Annual Report to the Community
Cornell University President Martha Pollack Rippowam Class of 1975 Among Those Featured

Stamford Public Schools (SPS) released its 2016-2017 Annual Report to the Community, which is now available on the SPS district website and will be in mailboxes of homes and businesses across the city. The report, as well as the SPS Strategic Plan Overview: Challenging, Inspiring and Preparing Students for the Future, is being distributed along with 8,000 copies of Stamford Plus magazine’s summer edition.
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Jun 15, 2018 - 8:17:50 AM

Juried Fine Art and Crafts show at Ives Concert Park features local talent
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Five recent Western Connecticut State University Master of Fine Arts graduates, four current M.F.A. students and one undergraduate art student have been awarded Art at Ives scholarships that will enable them to display their work alongside professional artists during the third annual Art at Ives, Juried Fine Art & Crafts Show on Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3, at Ives Concert Park in Danbury.
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May 24, 2018 - 8:38:17 AM

Stamford’s Mead School partners with innovative company to maximize student-centered learning
Stamford’s Mead School, dedicated to a personalized and experiential learning approach that inspires and challenges students to achieve deep learning and become independent, creative thinkers, is excited to announce a partnership with AltSchool, an education and technology organization committed to enabling all children to reach their potential.
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May 23, 2018 - 10:33:41 AM

SHU enrolls most academically talented class in school history
Sacred Heart University’s class of 2022 will be the most academically talented in the history of the 55-year-old University. Continuing its rise as one of the top 10 fastest-growing Catholic universities in America over the last decade (Chronicle of Higher Education), more than 1,550 students have committed to enroll as first-time freshmen at the University in the fall. This represents an 80 percent increase in full-time freshman enrollment dating back to the fall 2012 semester.
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May 23, 2018 - 9:23:53 AM

Two WCSU students receive Henry Barnard Distinguished Student Award
Western Connecticut State University seniors Sarah Hoegler and Melanie Jones are the recipients of this year’s Henry Barnard Distinguished Student Award for their outstanding academic achievement, on-campus participation and dedication to community involvement. Each year, 12 graduating seniors enrolled in Connecticut state universities (Central Connecticut State University, Eastern Connecticut State University, Southern Connecticut State University and WestConn) are presented with the prestigious award.
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May 7, 2018 - 7:05:52 AM

GOV. MALLOY, LT. GOV. WYMAN APPLAUD LEGISLATIVE APPROVAL OF TUITION ASSISTANCE FOR IMMIGRANT STUDENTS
Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman applauded the state House of Representatives for the passage today of S.B. 4, An Act Assisting Students Without Legal Immigration Status With The Cost Of College, in a bipartisan manner. The legislation passed the Senate with bipartisan support last week. Governor Malloy has requested immediate transmission of the bill and will sign it as soon as possible.
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Apr 26, 2018 - 5:24:23 AM

First County Bank Makes Award-Winning Financial Literacy Program Free for Local Classrooms
Local students are getting a free education in how to manage their money. First County Bank is working with Banzai, a national award-winning financial literacy program, to make the curriculum available to 8 schools in the Fairfield, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Westport, Wilton areas completely free.
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Apr 25, 2018 - 10:30:39 AM

SPS Named Kendra Brown as Director of Early Childhood Education
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Superintendent Stamford Public School (SPS) Earl Kim and the Stamford Board of Education (BOE) announced the appointment of Kendra Brown as Director of Early Childhood Education, effective on July 1, 2018.
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Apr 25, 2018 - 5:36:05 AM

Connecticut Senate Passes Bill Equalizing Access to Higher Education and Institutional Aid for Immigrant Students
Members of the Connecticut State Senate on Wednesday passed Senate Bill 4, An Act Assisting Students Without Legal Immigration Status with the Cost of College, which -- beginning with the winter 2020 semester -- extends to certain students who lack legal immigration status the ability to apply for institutional financial aid to attend an in-state, public higher education institution.
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Apr 19, 2018 - 7:11:55 AM

More Than 150 Connecticut High School Students Face Off in Stock Market Challenge
The familiar ring of the stock market opening bell kicked off the trading day for more than 150 Fairfield County high school students, who tested their trading and investing mettle at the 2018 Stock Market Challenge, offered by Junior Achievement of Southwest Connecticut (JASWCT) and co-sponsored by Patriot Bank.
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Apr 19, 2018 - 7:08:14 AM

NCC Receives NSF Grant to Recruit Female Engineering Students
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Norwalk Community College (NCC) a $224,999 grant to develop initiatives to close the gender gap in engineering occupations and encourage more women to study engineering in college.
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Apr 13, 2018 - 6:00:22 AM

Nine Stamford Educators Will Receive "Fund For Teachers" Learning Grants
For the fourth year in a row, the Dalio Foundation is Supporting Fund for Teachers (FFT) and public school districts across Connecticut by providing professional learning grants for teachers. According to the organization, Dalio announced a total of $650,000 in new grants on April 5, 2018, to support a total of 140 Connecticut teachers. Nine Stamford educators are among those chosen and together have received more than $35,000 in grant money to support their learning.
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Apr 11, 2018 - 5:12:55 AM

Best Darn Jazz Club in Danbury at WCSU
Western Connecticut State University will host the “Best Darn Jazz Club in Danbury” at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 13, in the Colonial Corner in the Student Center on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The opening act will be the Nathan Edwards Quintet and the featured act will be the Rosemary Minkler Trio. Admission will be free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted at the door.
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Apr 10, 2018 - 5:00:54 AM

Malloy announces increase in graduation rates for seventh consecutive year
Governor Dannel P. Malloy and State Department of Education (SDE) Commissioner Dianna R. Wentzell today announced that graduation rates in the state reached a record high of 87.9 percent in 2017, marking an increase for the seventh consecutive year. Also on the rise are the graduation rates for school districts that participate in Connecticut’s Alliance District program. The graduation rates for the Alliance Districts reached 80.5 percent in 2017, up from 71.2 percent in 2011. The Educational Reform Districts, a subset of the Alliance Districts and among the lowest performing in the state, showed a 12.1 point gain since 2011, up to 75.7 percent in 2017.
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Apr 9, 2018 - 5:17:10 PM

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