More Than 150 Connecticut High School Students Face Off in Stock Market Challenge

The familiar ring of the stock market opening bell kicked off the trading day for more than 150 Fairfield County high school students, who tested their trading and investing mettle at the 2018 Stock Market Challenge, offered by Junior Achievement of Southwest Connecticut (JASWCT) and co-sponsored by Patriot Bank.
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Apr 19, 2018 - 7:08:14 AM

NCC Receives NSF Grant to Recruit Female Engineering Students

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Norwalk Community College (NCC) a $224,999 grant to develop initiatives to close the gender gap in engineering occupations and encourage more women to study engineering in college.
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Apr 13, 2018 - 6:00:22 AM

Nine Stamford Educators Will Receive "Fund For Teachers" Learning Grants

For the fourth year in a row, the Dalio Foundation is Supporting Fund for Teachers (FFT) and public school districts across Connecticut by providing professional learning grants for teachers. According to the organization, Dalio announced a total of $650,000 in new grants on April 5, 2018, to support a total of 140 Connecticut teachers. Nine Stamford educators are among those chosen and together have received more than $35,000 in grant money to support their learning.
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Apr 11, 2018 - 5:12:55 AM

Best Darn Jazz Club in Danbury at WCSU

Western Connecticut State University will host the “Best Darn Jazz Club in Danbury” at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 13, in the Colonial Corner in the Student Center on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The opening act will be the Nathan Edwards Quintet and the featured act will be the Rosemary Minkler Trio. Admission will be free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted at the door.
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Apr 10, 2018 - 5:00:54 AM

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

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