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Education in Stamford

Rogers School and Stamford win Green Ribbon from U.S. Education Dept

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The Stamford public school district is among 14 in the nation to be selected as 2015 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools. The district’s Rogers International School also was among four in Connecticut, and 58 in the country, to receive the honor. The overall district was cited for its focus on energy and facility […] [Read More]
Categories: Awards

Stamford High accredited, but put on warning

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Stamford High School received a letter of re-accreditation from the regional accreditation board, schools assistant superintendent Mike Fernandes said Tuesday, but given a formal warning about its leadership and school culture.  The letter was a follow up to a decennial report, released in March by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, that leveled […] [Read More]
Categories: breaking, High School

Timeline announced in Stamford High search

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Stamford schools’ human resources chief said Tuesday that he expects the Board of Education to be able to vote on a principal for Stamford High by May 26. Speaking before the labor committee on Tuesday night, Stephen Falcone, district HR director, said that interviews would begin during the first week of May, with a second […] [Read More]
Categories: breaking, High School
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Stamford names Teacher of the Year

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Stamford Public Schools has awarded its top honor to one of Davenport Ridge’s Third-grade teachers.   Jessica Chaapel, who has taught in the district for nearly three years, was named Stamford’s Teacher of the Year on Monda Chaapel was chosen from among four finalists, and was the only elementary school teacher to be so named. […] [Read More]
Categories: Awards

Stamford School Notes – The Week of April 20

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Elementary Schools Davenport Ridge Elementary School Monday: First Grade High Touch High Tech Wednesday: Grade 2 Trip to Lego Land Friday: Fourth Grade Trip to Metropolitan Museum of Art Hart Magnet Elementary School Monday: Young Mariners V Swim, Girls Scout meeting 6-7:30 in teacher’s lounge, Title I meeting 7-8 p.m. grades K, 1, & 2, […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Board of Ed reacts to budget cut

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Emotions ran high at a meeting of the Board of Education’s fiscal committee just hours after the Stamford Board of Finance voted to approve $3 million less than the Board of Ed’s $258 million budget request, marking the second year of significant reductions to the schools’ request.  Comparing the cuts to last year’s $3.7 million […] [Read More]
Categories: breaking, Finance

Westhill High new face of The College Board

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Stamford’s Westhill High School has been chosen by The College Board to be the face of the organization’s 2015-16 brochures and promotional material. Westhill was chosen out of a nationwide search, and ultimately selected for its diversity and its participation and high scoring in the Advanced Placement program. The College Board will hold an open […] [Read More]
Categories: High School, Testing

Stamford School Notes – The Week of April 13

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Elementary Schools Davenport Ridge Elementary School Wednesday: Early Release Day Hart Magnet Elementary School Monday:  Young Mariners – Swim, SBAC testing begins and ends May 8 Tuesday: CST meetings all day, Before and after school programs in session, UConn Service Learning Program students here 12 for 5th grade Wednesday: Early Release 1:15 p.m. PD school […] [Read More]
Categories: General