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Education in Stamford

Greater than gold…

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To hear his aunt tell the story, Luis Guaillas didn’t just dislike school he was afraid of it. “He was crying. He didn’t understand anything,” his aunt Maria Ulloa said. Who can blame him. His family had only been in Stamford for a year, leaving their home in Ecuador, where he knew everyone and everyone […] [Read More]
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So you think you can teach in Stamford

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There’s an idea for a new reality show in this, but for now, anyone interested in landing a job to teach elementary school in Stamford next year should hustle on down to 888 Washington, Blvd. on April 26 for a job fair. The district’s enrollment has been expanding and it always has a number of […] [Read More]
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AITE goes international

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This is a guest posting from a very enthusiastic teacher By Anna Koltypin Latin & Russian Teacher World Language Department Academy of Information Technology & Engineering   AITE recently hosted its 10th International Evening on Friday, April 4, 2014.  The evening celebrated and resonated our nation’s motto located on The Great Seal of the United […] [Read More]
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Acting up at Stamford High

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The central office just announced today another accolade for Stamford High’s drama club. For the seventh time in 11 years, Stamford High will represent the state of Connecticut in the New England Drama Festival, which kicks off this week in Vermont. Bravo!.   Here’s the official release: Stamford, Conn.—Stamford High School (SHS) Drama Club will […] [Read More]
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Oh say can you see… King students perform at Citi Field

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Update: King post an awesome video to YouTube. Watch it below. More than 50 students with the King Upper School choir performed the National Anthem prior to Sunday’s New York Mets game against the Cincinnati Reds. Here’s a look at their performance: [Read More]
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The world dances at K.T. Murphy Saturday

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Come watch the world dance at K.T. Murphy Saturday during its fourth annual Multicultural Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Performers will demonstrate Irish, Indian, Peruvian and Italian styles of dances during the event that kicks off with a martial arts demonstration. Twenty countries will be represented at the event inside the gym at […] [Read More]
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Stamford raises more than $21K for Where Angels Play Foundation

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Stamford Public Schools announced it raised $21,817.22 for the Sandy Ground: Where Angels Play Foundation. The district had a goal of raising $8,000, easily exceeding that. Totals for each school were not provided by the district. Where Angels Play Foundation uses a pay-it-forward model. Each community raises funds to play for the playground in the […] [Read More]
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Video: Stamford parent talks achievement gap

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This is Susan Vidan, a Stamford Parent Teacher Council co-president speaking at the State Board of Education meeting before the board approved a new elementary charter school for Stamford. While the video is not great, sorry, I didn’t think ahead and get in a better position, but what she says is worth a listen and […] [Read More]
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