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Education in Stamford

Stamford Mayor says city will close on academy site next week

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Mayor David Martin, speaking to the staff of the Stamford Public Schools, said the city will close on the purchase of the old Sacred Heart Academy site on Strawberry Hill Avenue on Sept. 5. The deal has been in the works for months and has been written about extensively. The city is buying the former […] [Read More]
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Stamford Board of Ed cancels Aug. 26 meeting

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The Stamford Board of Education canceled its Aug. 26 meeting, which was to be held the night before the school district’s annual Convocation for staff, which is going to be early the next morning. The Convocation will again be at Westhill High this year on Wednesday and starts at 7:30 a.m. with a breakfast, followed […] [Read More]
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Cloonan wins college distinction for fifth straight year

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For the fifth straight year, Cloonan Middle School won College for Every Student designation as a school of distinction. CFES, rates schools on whether they are preparing students for college and the schools must document how they’re going about doing this. This year, Cloonan’s Scholar Power Speaker Series wowed the judges of CFES. The program […] [Read More]
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This year's summer grads

Stamford celebrates summer graduates

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Robert Burns explained it nearly 230 years ago, to a Mouse, how even the best laid plans can go awry when the reality of living intrudes. But, that shouldn’t get you down and this July 31, Stamford celebrated a group of young men and women who found a way to get back on track after […] [Read More]
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Stamford BOE committees take Tuesday off

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All three committee meetings set for this Tuesday, Aug. 5, have been canceled. The Board of Education is in a bit of a transition period having lost Rich Lyons II, who resigned to take a job. A replacement has not been announced, though we hear through the grapevine the Democratic leadership in the city has […] [Read More]
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Christina Hefele, far right, sits on a panel discussing internet safety in Darien in 2012. File photo

Stamford Schools takes Darien tech guru

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Just a couple of weeks short of a year, Stamford Schools has finally replaced its chief information officer hiring Christina Hefele, Darien’s technology and data coordinator. Hefele’s hiring comes nearly a year after Phillip Dunn resigned as Stamford Public Schools’ top technology administrator. Dunn took a similar, but higher paying job in Greenwich. Dunn’s departure […] [Read More]
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Daycare training center opening in Stamford

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The Fairfield County Community Foundation awarded a $20,000 grant to All Our Kin to replicate its daycare training model in Stamford. AOK has operations in Bridgeport and New Haven, where it provides training and resources for operating a business for women interested in starting a daycare service. TCiting the high expense of child care in […] [Read More]
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Westhill students shine at FBLA nationals

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Recent graduates and current students of Westhill High proved they have heads for business at the Future Business Leaders of America Phi Beta Lamda National Leadership Conference this month. Ten Vikings were among the 10,000 that attended and seven Westhillers received national recognition in competitions. Graduates Will Hart and Shikah Jaaswal took first place in […] [Read More]
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