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Education in Stamford

Lottery open for 2015-16 magnet school admission

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Applications will be accepted from today, Monday, November 17, until March 2, 2015.  Stamford is home to four magnet elementary schools: Hart, for science, math and technology; Toquam for social studies; Westover for mastery learning, problem solving and the arts; and the Rogers International Baccalaureate program. For information on applying for the lottery, click here. [Read More]
Categories: General

Interim Assistant Principal named for Julia A. Stark school

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Superintendent Winifred Hamilton announced last week that Joseph Claps, currently the Administrative Intern at Cloonan Middle School, will be stepping down from that post in order to serve as the Assistant Principal of Julia A. Stark Elementary. For those keeping score at home, the Stark school has been without an assistant principal since Edith Presley […] [Read More]
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Stamford School Notes – The Week of Nov. 17

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Elementary Schools Davenport Ridge Elementary School Tuesday: Family Literacy Night, Learning to Look- Ms. Raji’s class Wednesday: Learning to Look- Mr. Milazzo Friday: Kindergarten Math Matinee Tuesday: Career Day Hart Magnet Elementary School Monday: Before and after school programs continue, Title One workshop w/Mrs. Cortese 6-7 p.m. in gym, Hart Magnet Orientation 1:p.m., PTO meeting […] [Read More]
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Great Teachers Talking Shop

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As part of NPR’s “50 Great Teachers” series, they’ve interviewed five experienced educators on what makes a good teacher. It’s a worthwhile read. An excerpt–veteran history teacher Ken Bain on “teaching with your mouth shut:” I think about the way my youngest grandson is learning to ride a bicycle. It actually isn’t the way Renee […] [Read More]
Categories: Education Theory

Stamford School Notes – The Week of Nov.10

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Elementary Schools Davenport Ridge Elementary School Tuesday: No school for Veteran’s Day Wednesday: Cabaret Evening, 7 p.m. Thursday: Tour Your Schools Day Hart Magnet Elementary School Monday:Before and after school programs, Ms. McCarthy’s Kindergarten class to Ferguson Library, Photo Day in auditorium, Young Mariners after school Tuesday: No school for Veteran’s Day Thursday:Before and after […] [Read More]
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State to fund more schools for safety upgrades

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Governor Malloy announced an additional 445 schools slated to receive funds through the School Security  Grant Program. The program reimburses a portion of the costs associated with the installation of security infrastructure. Upgrades covered by grants include computer-controlled locks, door-buzzer systems, ballistic glass and panic alarms, among others.   See the list of additional schools […] [Read More]
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Stamford School Notes – The Week of Nov. 3

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Elementary Schools Davenport Ridge Elementary School Tuesday: No school-Election Day Wednesday: First Grade Field Trip to Stamford Museum Thursday: PTO Meeting at 9 a.m. Friday: First Grade Field Trip to Stamford Museum Hart Magnet Elementary School Monday: 5th grade to Nature’s Classroom for one day, Before and After School programs continue, Tuesday: No school for […] [Read More]
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New principals at Stark and Roxbury

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At tonight’s all-board meeting of the Stamford Board of Education, Superintendent Winifred Hamilton announced that Dr. Mark Bonasera, currently the principal of Julia A. Stark Elementary School, will be moving to Roxbury Elementary to fill the vacant principal position there. Stark’s assistant principal, Edith Presley, will become acting principal. [Read More]
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