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Education in Stamford

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]
Categories: General

The cost of growth

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The Stamford Board of Education is holding its monthly all-board meeting tonight. Among the items up for discussion is an approval of the board’s Capital Budget Request for the fiscal year starting in July 2015. The current draft proposal, as it will appear before board members tonight, requests the first $3 million in a projected […] [Read More]

Stamford School Notes – Oct. 26 through Nov.1

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Elementary Schools Davenport Ridge Elementary School Monday: 2nd grade field trip Bartlett Arboretum – Soares, Kinzler Friday: Halloween Parade, Kindergarten Parent Coffee Hart Magnet Elementary School Monday: First day for our mini course, Before school book club 7:40-8:40 a.m., After school program 3:40-4:40 p.m. Young Mariners 3:40-5 p.m. Tuesday: Second day for Mini Course 2:15-3 […] [Read More]
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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]
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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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