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Author: Maggie Gordon

Who’s leading the pack? Part One: Elementary Schools

The State Department of Education released test score results from this year’s Connecticut Mastery Tests earlier today, opening up the doors to an opportunity to dissect and investigate student

GE Foundation Grant to fizzle at end of next school year

Last week, the Advocate ran a series of seven stories over six days, taking an in-depth look at the $25.8 million commitment the GE Foundation has made to Stamford Public Schools through the

Most Stamford students applying for college online

Most of Stamford’s high school students sent in their college applications through the internet this year, according to incoming Superintendent of Schools Winifred Hamilton. During Tuesday night’s

When will public get the full picture from last Tuesday’s meeting?

There was a lot of discussion last Tuesday night about a proposed resolution placed in front of the Board of Education, asking for a vote to continue the Board’s superintendent search. And unless you

Grads going off to more than 200 colleges

Hundreds of Stamford Public Schools students have crossed various stages and received their high school diplomas over the past couple years. And as they looked back on the past 13 years of their lives

Hamilton shatters Stamford’s glass ceiling

When Winifred Hamilton was approved as superintendent Tuesday evening, it marked the first time a woman has been permanently placed in the city’s highest education position — after 121 years of 19 men

Twitter recap of BOE meeting appointing Hamilton

Did you miss Tuesday night’s special board meeting at which Winifred Hamilton was named superintendent of Stamford schools? Don’t worry. We live-tweeted the whole thing. You can read our

Stamford schools say yes to bake sales

The Board of Education’s fiscal committee passed a resolution forward to the whole board, which states that the city’s schools will not join Connecticut’s Healthy Food Certification program. Declining

Ed Week: 56 CT students leave high school each day

More than two high school kids leave high school every hour of every day in the state of Connecticut, according to a new report released today. Education Week released its annual Diploma’s Count

A little more data on teacher absences

I’ve been asked a lot of questions about the rate of teacher absences in Stamford over the last few days as a result of a story that ran in Sunday’s Advocate, shedding light on the fact that more than