The Grade

Education in Stamford

Daycare training center opening in Stamford

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The Fairfield County Community Foundation awarded a $20,000 grant to All Our Kin to replicate its daycare training model in Stamford. AOK has operations in Bridgeport and New Haven, where it provides training and resources for operating a business for women interested in starting a daycare service. TCiting the high expense of child care in […] [Read More]
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2012 file photo of Maximilian Konzerowsky

Kohls lauds Stamford’s Max Konzerowsky for helping kids help

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Stamford resident Maximilian Konzerowsky won national recognition for his efforts to get kids to volunteer in the community. Konzerowsky founded HappyKidsCare in 2012 to provide opportunities for children in the area to volunteer. The organization has recruited more than 300 volunteeers since its founding, with a focus on boosting the spirits of children living in […] [Read More]
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Stamford resident joins Teach for America

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Stamford resident Gabriel Felder, a 2009 graduate of Ramaz Upper School, will teach in New York for Teach for America. Felder signed up with organization and was accepted into its 2014 teaching corps. Teach For America is a national nonprofit working to expand educational opportunity for low-income students. Corps members commit to teach for two […] [Read More]
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Westhill students shine at FBLA nationals

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Recent graduates and current students of Westhill High proved they have heads for business at the Future Business Leaders of America Phi Beta Lamda National Leadership Conference this month. Ten Vikings were among the 10,000 that attended and seven Westhillers received national recognition in competitions. Graduates Will Hart and Shikah Jaaswal took first place in […] [Read More]
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On bonding and school construction costs

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So I put out a tweet the other night that some people found confusing regarding the price and who would ultimately be on the hook for it, so I’m going to attempt to explain it. I tweeted the total cost of $65 million but noted the kids going there will pay for it. Bear with […] [Read More]
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Hamilton expanding Rogers Magnet school to second campus

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With a moratorium on new interdistrict magnet schools still in effect, Superintendent Winifred Hamilton has decided to expand the existing Rogers Interdistrict Magnet School to a second campus — Sacred Heart Academy. Last week, Hamilton sent off a plan to the Board of Education to create a Science Technology Engineering Art and Math Interdistrict Magnet […] [Read More]
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Stamford looks for $55 million for school

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Mayor David Martin told the Board of Finance Education Committee the city, in a worst case scenario would have to come up with $55 million for a new school. The Mayor explained he needed the BOF to authorize the spending as part of the city’s attempt to get funding so a school could be open […] [Read More]
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Goose eggs and advice to the grads

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As the one or two pe ople who read this space might know, I offered up a chance for people to take their best shot at writing a little advice to this year’s grads. I called it a contest, but offered no monetary award. This is, underneath the digital facade, a newspaper. Anyway the response, […] [Read More]
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