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Trinity Catholic senior receives scholarship

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Trinity Catholic High School senior Emery Tedesco was among three Fairfield County seniors to receive the Richard E. Taber Citizenship Award in recognition for her contribution to the school community. The award, which comes with a $5,000 scholarship, is given to three students annually by the First County Bank Foundation in honor of Taber, the […] [Read More]
A screen shot provided by the school district  shows the file information for an  agreement between Superintendent Winifred Hamilton and the Board of Education.

District shows evidence for evaluation error

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A screen capture provided to the Advocate by district spokeswoman Sharon Beadle supports the district’s claim that the agreement between Superintendent Winifred Hamilton and the Board of Education to forego the superintendent’s written evaluation was created last week. According to the image, the document was created on June 16 at 10:02 a.m.: The agreement releases […] [Read More]
Categories: Board of Ed
Stamford Schools Superintendent Winifred Hamilton. Credit: Stamford Advocate/Jason Rearick

Stamford schools superintendent gives 20-day suspension

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As expected, Stamford Public Schools Superintendent Winifred Hamilton said Tuesday night that she would withdraw her recommendation that Stamford High Assistant Principal Angela Thomas-Graves be fired for her role in the teacher-student sex case, and instead recommended a 20-day suspension without pay. Thomas-Graves would also be given the job of head administrator for Adult and […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Tuesday’s BoE meeting moved to Westover

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Tuesday’s meeting of the full Board of Education has been moved to the auditorium of Westover Elementary School, the district announced Monday afternoon. The meeting was relocated after community members raised concern in The Advocate that the typical venue for such meetings, the Stamford Government Center, would be too small. Student and staff achievements will […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Deloitte to clean and paint Stamford park

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Consulting firm Deloitte will tend to Stamford’s Barrett Park on Friday for the firm’s 16th annual day of service. The work will be coordinated by the Stamford Public Education Foundation. Deloitte employees will clean the park’s picnic area and parking lot, rake the grounds, and put a fresh coat of paint on the playground. The firm […] [Read More]

Breaking: state beefs up reporting law

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A law championed by State Rep. William Tong, D-Stamford, received approval from the State Senate Wednesday night. The law dramatically strengthens require that educators and others who work regularly around children file reports to the Department of Children and Families when they suspect child abuse or neglect. The law adds new language, clarifying that suspicion based on observations of […] [Read More]

Stamford students raise money for service dogs

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The students of Rogers magnet elementary school’s International Baccalaureate council recently raised $3,000 towards service dogs for the blind and for children with autism. The money was given to Guiding Eyes for the Blind, a guide-dog school in Yorktown heights, N.Y. The council began raising the money in early 2014, in recognition of the school’s […] [Read More]

Westhill faculty member placed on leave

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STAMFORD – Stamford school officials say a faculty member at Westhill High School has been placed on leave due to “allegations,” according to News 12. But Stamford police Lt. Diedrich Hohn told The Advocate that police have turned up no evidence of an inappropriate relationship between a teacher and student. Police have talked to the […] [Read More]
Categories: General