ACES at Leeder Hill Breaks Ground on December 14
Groundbreaking will take place on December 14 at 3 p.m. at 130 Leeder Hill Road in Hamden for a new school that consolidates two special education programs into one location for students served by Area Cooperative Educational Services (ACES).
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Dec 7, 2017 - 11:18:16 AM

Stamford BOE Approves New Mission and Vision for Stamford Public Schools
Stamford Public Schools (SPS) Superintendent Earl Kim announced that at the November regular meeting, the Board of Education (BOE) took the second of two necessary votes to approve a new Mission and Vision for the district. The first vote was taken at the October regular meeting. The BOE approved BOE Policy #0000:
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Nov 30, 2017 - 4:55:14 AM

John Ora Named Interim Head of The Long Ridge School
The Long Ridge School has selected an Interim Head of School. John Ora will lead the eighty-year-old North Stamford school starting on July 1, 2018, succeeding Kris Bria who is retiring after twenty-nine years as Head of School.
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Nov 29, 2017 - 2:37:43 PM

Senator Duff: Columbus Magnet School’s Young Astronaut Program Wins Grant from Lockheed Martin
Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) recently announced that the Columbus Magnet School Young Astronaut program has been awarded a $2,000 grant from Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin. This grant will allow students to travel to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, where the Sikorsky X2 demonstrator was included the museum’s collection in 2016.
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Nov 28, 2017 - 1:07:48 AM

BOE Takes First of Two Votes Needed to Approve the New Mission and Vision for Stamford Public Schools
As part of Stamford Public Schools (SPS) ongoing long-term visioning and strategic planning process, which it has been conducting in partnership with Cambridge Education over the past year, the Board of Education (BOE) took the first step in approving a new Mission and Vision for the district. At the October regular meeting, the BOE took the first of two necessary votes to pass the following new policies. The BOE voted (8:0:0) to approve BOE Policy #0000:
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Oct 25, 2017 - 4:27:33 AM

Stepping Stones Preschool Earns Prestigious NAEYC Accreditation
Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk is jumping to the head of the class with a major achievement. Its innovative Early Language and Literacy Initiative (ELLI) program at the museum and in the Norwalk Public School system have received accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)—the world's largest organization working on behalf of young children. All four sites received extremely high marks – over 100%!
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Sep 27, 2017 - 4:54:19 AM

Stamford Public Schools Announced Three Students as Semi-Finalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program
Stamford Public Schools announced that three Westhill High School (WHS) students have been named as National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program, according to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). Westhill High School Seniors Sarthak Behl, Bailey Paulk and Erica Shaulson are among the top 16,000 students nationwide who earned the honor of semifinalist.
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Sep 18, 2017 - 9:47:15 AM

Norwalk Community College Instructor wins national book award and publishing contract
Norwalk Community College adjunct instructor Meira Rosenberg of Stamford will read from her new book, "Indiana Bamboo," a novel for middle grade youth about a precocious 11-year-old girl sleuth, at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 3 in the NCC Baker Library.
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Sep 11, 2017 - 3:09:36 AM

Waltzman at Westport Library College Expo, September 16
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Westonite and Common Application Consultant, Liz Waltzman, will be a featured essay expert at Westport Library’s “Countdown to College Expo” on September 16th. The event will take place from 9:30-4:00 pm, includes workshops, essay and application review appointments, practice standardized tests, a luncheon and several speakers. Guests need to register online for lunch, appointments and practice tests at http://westportlibrary.org/events/countdown-college-college-expo. Waltzman, of Write Ahead College Essays, will meet with registered students, for 15-minute sessions, between 10:00 am - 12:00 noon. The Library is located at 20 Jesup Road, Westport and the event is free and open to the public.
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Aug 28, 2017 - 6:06:04 AM

Norwalk teens in free STEM-focused camp at Maritime Aquarium
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Twenty-five Norwalk teens spent last week building hydraulic arms, making toys for an octopus, examining plankton with microscopes, collecting data on fish and crabs brought up out of Long Island Sound, and more during a free experience at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.
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Aug 7, 2017 - 5:25:02 AM

Greenwich Education Group Gives Back to Greenwich
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Greenwich Education Group held its eighth Annual Secondary School Fair at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center in Old Greenwich. More than 100 secondary school directors of admission were present as well as over 400 prospective students and their families from New York City, Fairfield, Westchester and Putnam counties.
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Jul 31, 2017 - 2:46:40 AM

WestConn Women’s Basketball wins in the classroom
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The Western Connecticut State University Women’s Basketball Team placed in the national Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll for the first time, with a ninth-place ranking.
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Jul 28, 2017 - 7:39:52 AM

SPS Named Casey Cummings, Assistant Principal, Springdale Elementary School and Kathleen Kelley, Interim Assistant Principal, Davenport Ridge Elementary School
Superintendent Stamford Public School (SPS) Earl Kim and the Stamford Board of Education (BOE) named Casey Cummings, assistant principal, Springdale Elementary School effective August 28, and Kathleen Kelley, interim assistant principal, Davenport Ridge Elementary School effective August 3. Cummings will replace Laura Lynam who is returning to the classroom to serve as an English Language teacher. Kelley is filling a vacancy created as the result of Kendra Brown’s appointment as interim director of Early Childhood Education.
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Jul 27, 2017 - 8:47:28 AM

Stamford's Back to School Shop-- Third Annual Event
Remember how much fun it was to shop for your back to school supplies? Well, imagine the excitement of 250 economically disadvantaged elementary school students who get to select their own brand new school items in a one day pop-up “department store” where everything is free!
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Jul 24, 2017 - 8:19:31 AM

Stamford Public Schools Releases 2015-2016 Annual Report to the Community: Shaping the Future
The Stamford Public Schools (SPS) 2015-2016 Annual Report to the Community is now available on the SPS district website and soon to be in many mailboxes across the city. Each year the district reviews what has been accomplished over the previous year and reports out on the progress, successes and challenges. In addition to being posted on the website, the report is also distributed to homes and businesses across the city along with the summer edition of Stamford Plus magazine.
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Jun 15, 2017 - 8:01:37 AM

Fresh Start School Graduates First Class of Students with Autism
FOCUS Alumni C.J. Jordan reflected "Before the ‘FOCUS years’ I was an ace at class assignments but had very few people that I was truly friends with. The true meaning of FOCUS is to teach kids [affected by Autism] how to get along with peers and adults, how to keep a conversation flowing and to learn how to have fun at the same time. With the help of everyone involved I made a lot of new friends and became a stronger person at the same time and it couldn't have been done without FOCUS!"
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Jun 9, 2017 - 11:34:32 AM

The Palace's Young Playwrights Festival Features Local High School Playwrights
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On Monday, May 22, The Palace Theatre presented the 4th annual Young Playwrights Festival, "Script to Stage," the culmination of a seven-week arts education program for high school students in devised theatre, improvisation, acting and creative writing. Nine Fairfield and Westchester County students performed an original one-act play they conceived and wrote under the guidance of teaching artist Mathilde Dratwa.
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May 25, 2017 - 6:47:43 AM

WCSU M.F.A. in Creative and Professional Writing program opens fourth Housatonic Book Awards nomination period
The Western Connecticut State University Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program has opened nominations for the fourth Housatonic Book Awards in cooperation with the M.F.A. Alumni Writers’ Cooperative (AWC).
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May 17, 2017 - 7:48:41 PM

Teaching led Allison Vas from WestConn to a Fulbright scholarship
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Allison Vas loves to travel, and now she is looking forward to spending nine months in Europe on a Fulbright scholarship.
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May 16, 2017 - 12:24:51 PM

CT School Creates Anxiety Strategies for Adolescents with Autism
Anxiety is the most common mental health diagnosis in the United States. And while overly dramatic teenage angst is often joked about, anxiety has a serious impact on young adolescents affected by Autism. The nonprofit FOCUS Center for Autism (FOCUS) in Canton has created a unique and effective behavioral treatment model that reduces anxiety, thus helping to eliminate obstacles to learning and socializing.
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May 16, 2017 - 10:01:24 AM

Spring Outing for Mentors and Mentees at Bowlmor
The Human Services Council’s Norwalk Mentor Program recently held its Spring Outing for Mentors and Mentees at Bowlmor on Connecticut Avenue in Norwalk. Over 340 people attended the event, including the mentees who participate in the program (grades K-12) and their mentors. Thanks to Bowlmor and Michael “MJ” Jasilewicz Jr., General Manager, and his staff for hosting a wonderful event for all of the mentors and mentees to enjoy.
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May 15, 2017 - 8:14:46 PM

SHU celebrates its 51st commencement
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More than 2,000 Sacred Heart University students embarked upon a new journey this weekend after receiving diplomas and words of advice and motivation from religious leaders, scholars and classmates.
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May 14, 2017 - 10:00:39 PM

Norwalk Community College commencement speakers are students—not celebrities
You’ve probably never heard of the speakers chosen for Norwalk Community College’s commencement next week. That’s because they’re students--- not celebrities or dignitaries.
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May 14, 2017 - 9:41:51 PM

Stamford Public Schools Declares Monday, May 15, through Saturday, May 20, STEM Week
Stamford Public Schools (SPS) will recognize Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics—all things STEM—from May 15 through May 20, 2017. Each day that week, students throughout the district will be expanding their understanding of STEM through lessons and activities, both in and out of the classroom.
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May 14, 2017 - 8:31:53 PM

Connecticut College Students Learn Real-World Financial Lessons from Local Experts
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Nearly 200 Housatonic Community College (HCC) and students from Central High School gained real-world financial insights and lessons from leaders at an interactive workshop designed to prepare them to secure their financial futures.
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May 9, 2017 - 3:21:52 PM

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