Malloy announces increase in graduation rates for seventh consecutive year

Governor Dannel P. Malloy and State Department of Education (SDE) Commissioner Dianna R. Wentzell today announced that graduation rates in the state reached a record high of 87.9 percent in 2017, marking an increase for the seventh consecutive year. Also on the rise are the graduation rates for school districts that participate in Connecticut’s Alliance District program. The graduation rates for the Alliance Districts reached 80.5 percent in 2017, up from 71.2 percent in 2011. The Educational Reform Districts, a subset of the Alliance Districts and among the lowest performing in the state, showed a 12.1 point gain since 2011, up to 75.7 percent in 2017.
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Apr 9, 2018 - 5:17:10 PM

Forty Six Stamford Public Schools Teachers Part of DonorsChoose.org National #BestSchoolDay Surprise

Stamford Public Schools (SPS) announced that 46 SPS teachers were surprised last week when they learned they were part of a classroom project request “flash funding” on the nonprofit website DonorsChoose.org. More
Apr 3, 2018 - 10:41:07 AM

CT Dairy Farmer to Visit Students of Rippowam Middle School for Chef Table

On Tuesday, March 20, CT dairy farmer Alexis Cone of River Plain Dairy in Lebanon, CT along with the New England Dairy Council, will visit the students of Rippowam Middle School for a chef table hosted by Chartwells Dining Services. The chef table serves as an initiative to support Rippowam’s breakfast program since the school recently received a USDA equipment grant by the New England Dairy Council. During the event, students will sample nutritious smoothies and overnight oats, while Cone will illustrate to students that just like them, cows need optimal nutrition to be their very best. They’ll have the chance to see up close the different food components that cows enjoy eating each day. In addition, they’ll learn that cows on the farm have their very own nutritionist that analyzes their feed for the proper proportions. The chef table will be hosted in the school’s cafeteria during the lunch waves from 11:00am - 1:11pm.
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Mar 19, 2018 - 9:57:29 AM

Horizons at Sacred Heart University receives $50,000 from insurance Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation

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Horizons at SHU Executive Director Jeff Rumpf, top, with students at the 2017 Maker's Fair. Photo by Mark F. Conrad (contributed photo)
Horizons at Sacred Heart University has received a $50,000 grant from the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation Northeast Division, which will help fund a year-round STEM curriculum.
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Mar 12, 2018 - 12:43:21 AM

Stamford Public Schools Named Jennifer DeRubeis as Principal Julia A. Stark Elementary School

Superintendent Stamford Public School (SPS) Earl Kim and the Stamford Board of Education (BOE) announced the appointment of Jennifer DeRubeis as principal of Julia A. Stark Elementary School, effective July 1, 2017. DeRubeis has been serving as the school’s interim principal since July 1, replacing former Principal Edith Presley, who left the district.
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Feb 28, 2018 - 5:19:23 AM

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