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Affordability Panel at Norwalk Community College

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U.S. Representative Jim Himes, sponsor of the recently-introduced College Affordability and Innovation Act, will be hosting a panel discussion on college affordability Friday morning at Norwalk Community College. Panelists will include David Levinson, President of Norwalk Community College; Nathan Fuerst, UConn’s admissions director, and Mona Lucas, UConn’s director of financial aid; Marcus Dunn, of Yale’s admissions […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Well? Are American schools in crisis?

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Over at Vox last week, Libby Nelson had a conversation with Jack Schneider, a professor of education at the College of the Holy Cross, on the difference between the performance of American schools and our perception of that performance. Here’s Schneider: …measuring schools is really hard, not only because we can’t pin down exactly what […] [Read More]
Categories: Education Theory

Starting them young: Tech in Early Education

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The RAND corporation has released the third in a series of five policy briefs looking at the implementation of technology in early childhood education. In the brief, researchers note that while technology is of demonstrable benefit in the education of young children and can help them gain digital literacy for later in life, those benefits […] [Read More]
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Immigrants’ Rights Rally Planned at Central CT State

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Students, community members and faculty are planning a rally for immigrant rights outside of the student center of Central Connecticut State University tomorrow at noon. The rally, put together by the Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity and CT Students for a DREAM, aims to draw attention to challenges facing the immigrant and undocumented community. Speakers, […] [Read More]
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Stamford schools superintendent tenure and the national average

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With current Stamford superintendent Winifred Hamilton having served just over two years so far and her predecessor Josh Starr having left the post after six,  National Public Radio’s story this morning on the high rate of turnover among the nation’s schools superintendents is worth a listen. The just-ousted superintendent of the Los Angeles schools talks […] [Read More]
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Stamford schools’ overcrowding problem has nothing on this

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If you think Stamford schools are overcrowded, have a look at what some schools in New York City are up against. Today, WNYC broadcast a story about one elementary school that crams 1,400 students into a building meant for 800, putting whole classes into rooms the size of a Manhattan studio apartment. http://www.wnyc.org/story/overcrowded-and-overwhelmed-inside-ps-176/ [Read More]
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Stamford School Notes – The Week of Oct. 20

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Elementary Schools Davenport Ridge Elementary School Tuesday: School Picture Day Hart Magnet Elementary School Monday through Friday: Book Fair in Media Center Monday: Data Team meeting 3:40 p.m. in Media Center, Mrs. Spezzano to Ferguson Library 9:15-10:45 a.m., Before School book club with Ms. Day, Young Mariners after school 3:40-4:40 p.m. Tuesday: CST meetings all […] [Read More]
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Stamford School Notes – The week of Oct. 13

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Elementary Schools Davenport Ridge Elementary School Monday: No school Tuesday: Stamford Museum and Nature Center Field Trip – Fourth Grade:Raji and Milazzo classrooms Wednesday: Stamford Museum and Nature Center Field Trip -Fourth Grade:Welsh and Gilhuly classrooms Friday: Gator Alley Hart Magnet Elementary School Monday: No school Tuesday: Learning to Look in room 205 9:15-10:45 a.m., […] [Read More]
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