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Board of Ed to vote on SHS principal Tuesday

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On Tuesday, May 26, the Stamford Board of Education will be holding its monthly meeting. The board is widely expected to vote on the as-yet unnamed candidate for Principal of Stamford High School. The School has been without a permanent top administrator since the October suspension of then-Principal Donna Valentine for failing to report suspicions […] [Read More]

Rippowam Middle School to hold “Raptor Dash” fundraiser

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Rippowam Middle School is seeking donors to contribute to its May 28 fundraiser. Named the “Raptor Dash,” in honor of the school’s prehistoric mascot, the event will consist of a series of challenges, including an obstacle course, an academic quiz and an eating contest. Students must raise $25 in order to participate in the dash, […] [Read More]
Categories: Finance, Middle School

Breaking: Third administrator fired in Stamford High case.

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A third administrator is on track to be fired over the Stamford High School scandal, according to a statement issued by Stamford Public Schools Friday. Angela Thomas-Graves, an assistant principal at the school, has been placed on administrative leave, a first step in termination proceedings being brought against her by Superintendent Winifred Hamilton. Hamilton described […] [Read More]

Stamford Board of Ed cancels meeting with lead investigator

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Update, 2:54 p.m.: Stamford Public Schools has issued a statement regarding the cancellation of Thursday’s meeting. The Stamford Board of Education canceled a meeting with the lead investigator in the Stamford High scandal Wednesday. The meeting, which was scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, was to be the first time the board sat down with former […] [Read More]

Board of Ed to meet with new attorneys Tuesday

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Tuesday’s special meeting of the Stamford Board of Education will be the first time board members meet their new attorneys, Board President Jackie Heftman said. Attorneys from the Hartford firm of Kainen, Escalera & McHale have been chosen by the city’s law office to represent the school district on issues related to the ongoing Stamford […] [Read More]

Superintendent to make recommendations in SHS case

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Stamford schools spokeswoman Sharon Beadle said Friday that Superintendent Winifred Hamilton is expected to make a disciplinary recommendation to the Board of Education in connection with the Stamford High scandal by the end of Friday. The announcement is in keeping with the timeline presented by Winifred Hamilton at last Thursday’s meeting of the board, in […] [Read More]

Students honored at Stamford Literary Competition

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A literary competition open to any Stamford residents grades three through 12 has garnered 42 winners from the Stamford Public Schools. Af the 21 first place award winners across fiction, non fiction and poetry categories, more than half attend Stamford Public Schools. See the list of winners here. [Read More]
Categories: Awards
Stamford STEMfest 2014. Credit: The Advocate

Stamford schools offer STEMfest Saturday

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Stamford schools are holding STEMfest at Mill River Park Saturday, May 16, with a range of activities and displays centering Science, Technology, Engineering and Math for students and their parents. The event is free and open to the public. It runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mill River Park is located between Washington Blvd., […] [Read More]
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