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Trumbull Schools appoint new curriculum director

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TRUMBULL – Jonathan Budd has been appointed to the director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment vacancy for the Trumbull Public Schools. Budd is currently director of the Joel Barlow Writing Center in the Region 9 school district. He earned is bachelor’s degree from Connecticut College, his masters from Trinity College and his Ph.D. from Columbia […] [Read More]
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Western Connecticut State university names new president

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John B Clark has been named next president of Western Connecticut State University in Danbury. He will make $260,000, get a moving allowance, car and $25,000 stipend. The vote of the Board of Regents for Higher Education was unanimous. He was among 81 applicants  and seven finalists. He comes from CUNY. [Read More]
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Tisdale School holds First School-wide Spelling Bee

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BRIDGEPORT – Jettie S. Tisdale School  conducted it’s first annual school-wide spelling bee on Thursday, May 14. Winners go on to compete in Bridgeport’s District-Wide Spelling on June 5th.Here are the top winners:   In the Grade 3-5 category: • Trevon Garrett – He won with the word “megaphone” Trevon Garrett   In the 6th through 8th grade:• […] [Read More]
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New dyslexia bill advances in Connecticut

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  HARTFORD – The state legislature’s Senate advanced a bipartisan bill on Tuesday evening designed to help children who struggle with reading skills due to dyslexia. Dyslexia is a type of “specific learning disability” that impacts reading, specifically spelling, decoding words and fluent word recognition. It impacts thousands of individuals in the state including Gov. […] [Read More]
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Most teachers say new state test is a waste of time

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A new survey out Wednesday by the Connecticut Education Association finds most teachers don’t like the new test linked to the Common Core curriculum standards very much. In fact, 9 out of 10 call it a waste of time that puts student emotional well-being and learning time at risk. The survey of K-12 teachers asked […] [Read More]
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St. Vincent’s College to Graduate Largest Class in 110 Year History

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BRIDGEPORT – St. Vincent’s College will celebrate its largest graduating class in 110 years when 198 associate and bachelor’s degrees in nursing and radiography are handed out at a ceremony on Thursday, May 21. The commencement takes place at 10 a.m. at the University of Bridgeport’s Arnold Bernhard Arts & Humanities Center, Mertens Theatre, 84 Iranistan Avenue. […] [Read More]
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This week at Angie’s the student run fish market in Bridgeport

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ANGIE’S at AQUA Seafood   Market Bridgeport Aquaculture School 60 St. Stephens Road, Bridgeport, CT 06605 Phone: 203-275-2929 Wed., May 20 – 3 to 6 PM – Thurs., May 21    WALK-INS ALWAYS WELCOME – CASH SALES ONLY E-mail weekly orders to insure availability of product you desire. Special requests or large volume orders must be […] [Read More]
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Five area students place in Intel Science Fair

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PITTSBURGH – Five Connecticut students, four from Greenwich and one from Bridgeport, won awards at the 2015 Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF), the world’s largest pre-college science fair. The student delegation, all top prize winners in the Connecticut Science Fair held this spring, went all expenses paid as part of their prize for earning top […] [Read More]
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