Education

Stamford Public Schools
4:49 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

As Stamford considers 5th graders to middle school, New Canaan shows model

Yesterday we aired a story about how Stamford school administrators are currently considering the option of moving its fifth graders to the middle schools because of an oncoming space crunch. The idea has been criticized by many parents who say their children aren’t ready. But the option isn’t that radical. One nearby school district successfully made the transition nearly 20 years ago. 

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Stamford Public Schools
5:18 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Parents react to overcrowding at Stamford schools

Loïc Williams, 7, of North Stamford at home reading one of his books.
Credit Williams family

Stamford is growing. That’s not a bad thing but its 16-thousand student school district is rapidly facing serious overcrowding. In fact, many of its elementary schools will be over capacity starting next year. School administrators have offered up som e solutions but the options – and the timetable - have parents deeply concerned. 

    

  

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State Testing Blowback
4:50 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

NY education chief hears concern, eliminates 1 test

After criticism sharpens, Education Commissioner John King moves to eliminate one state test
Credit Charles Lane

  For the first time New York's Education commissioner John King is signaling there may be too much state testing.  King sent a letter to school administrators across the state Thursday saying that he will push to end at least one state test.  

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Officals Explain Common Core
4:33 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

NY education chief eschews public meetings for private

Education Commissioner John King following a private meeting in Shirley, New York. King says he will have future public meeting but not ones with any yelling.
Credit Charles Lane

New York Education Commissioner John King visited a Long Island elementary school Wednesday where he met privately with educators to talk about the state’s new, more rigorous education standards called Common Core.  The meeting came after King canceled several public events following  a raucous PTA meeting in Poughkeepsie last week.  

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School life
9:12 am
Mon October 14, 2013

Greenwich teens trying to stop bullying after schoolmate's suicide

Elias Frank is a senior at Greenwich High School who started the student group GHS Connections.
Kaomi Goetz

It’s been nearly 7 weeks since Greenwich High School sophomore Bart Palosz shocked his community by taking his own life. His family and friends say he was a victim of years of bullying at school. Two seniors at the school are among a group of students who are trying to prevent that from happening again. We   met up with them at Binney Park in Greenwich to find out how they’re trying to make a difference. 

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