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School district officials welcome legislators’ pre-k proposal

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While it might not have a major impact on Greenwich, school district administrators have still welcomed a proposal by Democrats in the state legislature to expand preschool access. The Democrats’ plan calls for a 10-year, $200 million commitment to create as many as 50,000 preschool spaces for 3- and 4-year-olds. The proposal would focus on […] [Read More]

Registration open for Greenwich summer school

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Registration is now open for the Greenwich school district’s summer-school programs. Here’s the registration page: http://www.greenwichschools.org/page.cfm?p=4460 The district will run its summer programs at three sites: Hamilton Avenue and Cos Cob Schools for elementary students and Central Middle School for middle-school and high-school students. The first elementary school session at Hamilton Avenue and Cos Cob […] [Read More]
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School’s out! (for one week, at least)

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This will not be breaking news to Greenwich public-school students and their families, but, to confirm, today marks the start of the district’s spring break. Students are no doubt rejoicing at the entire week they have at their disposal for innumerable exciting opportunities. And for those keeping track, the district has about 40 days left […] [Read More]
Ginger Katz

Norwalk mother delivers anti-drug message to Greenwich High students

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Ginger Katz knows how to make a point to a large group. That ability has come from a deep-seated passion and extensive public-speaking experience. But that career has tragic origins: Her 20-year-old son, Ian Eaccarino, died from an accidental heroin overdose in September 1996. The same year, Katz and her husband, Larry, founded The Courage […] [Read More]
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Western MS ass’t principal accepts principal job in Norwalk

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Western Middle School Assistant Principal Albert Sackey has accepted the principal position at Nathan Hale Middle School in Norwalk. He will take over at Nathan Hale on July 1. Sackey was named last December the 2014 Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year by the Connecticut Association of Schools. For more about Sackey, check out […] [Read More]

‘Myth of the Spoiled Child’ author to speak Wednesday at Temple Shalom

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Are parents raising a generation of indulged children? Alfie Kohn, author of the new book “The Myth of the Spoiled Child,” will address this question in a discussion Wednesday at 7 p.m. at TempleShalom, the latest in the Whitby School Lecture Series. Bryan Nixon, Whitby’s head of school, will host the event, which is free […] [Read More]
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College campus safety talk Tuesday at Greenwich High

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Greenwich High School will host a panel discussion on college campus safety Tuesday night from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the school’s media center. Discussion topics will include campus safety and awareness, personal safety and police and security departments. The event’s target audience is the school’s sophomores, juniors and years and their parents. “This […] [Read More]

Western MS students discuss anti-cyberbullying efforts

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In a group interview this week with Greenwich Time, a group of Western Middle School students who have created and delivered the anti-cyberbullying presentations for other middle-school students discussed their participation in the project. Here are some of their comments: Carlos Flores, sixth-grade: “If an adult was to talk about something this serious, kids probably […] [Read More]

Maya Angelou delivers keynote in Greenwich

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Maya Angelou rolled out singing about rainbows. “God put a rainbow in the clouds –” she crooned in a throaty alto. Her wheelchair came to a halt at the front of the stage, around which 800 people — nearly all of them women — were on their feet, cheering. “Imagine that,” Angelou said, a toothy […] [Read More]

Tonight’s Board of Ed meeting

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The Board of Education will meet tonight at 7 p.m. at the school district’s headquarters at 290 Greenwich Avenue. Here’s a look at the meeting agenda: 1.      Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance 2.     Monitoring Reports                                                                                        a.     First Reading, Monitoring Report E-001, Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services 3.     Special Reports a.    Discussion […] [Read More]