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Linda Conner Lambeck

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Southern hosts open house for STEM graduate programs

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NEW HAVEN – Southern Connecticut State University will hold an open house June 12 for its graduate programs in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics )programs.   The event will run from 2 to 6 p.m. inside the campus’s Buley Library. Many of the faculty members who teach in the programs – including applied […] [Read More]
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Discovery Magnet School plants a garden

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Discovery Magnet School is installing a Native Pollination Garden filled with plants native to the area and beneficial to insents. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology provided the school with a mini grant to help pay for the plants that will be installed in our garden. The garden will be installed with the help of Aris Landscape […] [Read More]
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More changes at Bassick

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BRIDGEPORT – It seems the four-principal concept at Bassick High School was a phase. Interim Schools Superintendent Fran Rabinowitz said Friday she is posting for a head principal and will reduce the school from four houses (one per grade) to a three themed house concept. A school with chronically low test scores and a high […] [Read More]
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Senior signing day at Achievement First

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NEW HAVEN – The Achievement First Amistad High School senior class this year for the first time includes students from Bridgeport. There are 30 of them.  As it is the school’s practice, the hold a “senior signing day,” where all students get up on stage and announce which college or university they will be attending […] [Read More]
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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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