Education http://wshu.org en Stamford schools look at racially disproportionate use of discipline http://wshu.org/post/stamford-schools-look-racially-disproportionate-use-discipline <p>According to a report from Connecticut's Department of Education, between 2007 and 2012, black students were nearly four times as likely to be suspended or expelled from school as white students.</p><p>School officials in Stamford, Connecticut have started to do something to change that.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:10:41 +0000 Tarice L.S. Gray 21019 at http://wshu.org Stamford schools look at racially disproportionate use of discipline UConn settles federal lawsuit on sexual assault response http://wshu.org/post/uconn-settles-federal-lawsuit-sexual-assault-response <p></p><p>The University of Connecticut has <a href="http://uconn.edu/resources/docs/LitigationSettlementRelease.pdf">settled a federal lawsuit </a>filed by five women who claimed the school responded to their sexual assault complaints with indifference. The school announced Friday that it has agreed to pay nearly $1.3 million to the five women.</p><p>(<a href="http://uconn.edu/resources/docs/LitigationJointStatement.pdf">Joint UConn/plaintiff statement</a>)</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:03:47 +0000 Craig LeMoult & Cooper McKim 20898 at http://wshu.org UConn settles federal lawsuit on sexual assault response Norwalk, NAACP spar over racial discrimination allegations on Board of Ed http://wshu.org/post/norwalk-naacp-spar-over-racial-discrimination-allegations-board-ed <p>Norwalk’s legal department and the city’s NAACP are sparring over allegations that several board of education members are being discriminated against because of their race. Shirley Mosby&nbsp;says she and others have been excluded and mistreated and the NAACP is asking to meet with the board's chair. The city attorney, who is acting on behalf of the board, says he wants to see evidence first.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Kaomi Goetz 20104 at http://wshu.org Stamford needs to start with own state legislators to get school backing http://wshu.org/post/stamford-needs-start-own-state-legislators-get-school-backing <p></p><p>Now that the Martin administration has gotten the necessary approvals to apply for a state funding grant for an interdistrict&nbsp;magnet PreK-5 school, it will be up to lawmakers to ultimately decide if they'll lift a state moratorium or allow the application to be processed as an expansion of an existing school. Legislative members of Stamford's own state delegation say they haven't yet taken a position.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 09:53:00 +0000 Kaomi Goetz 19723 at http://wshu.org Stamford Board of Representatives approves up to $65M for new school request http://wshu.org/post/stamford-board-representatives-approves-65m-new-school-request <p>The Stamford Board of Representatives voted unanimously Wednesday night among the 27 members in attendance to appropriate and authorize bonding of up to $10M to purchase the Sacred Heart Academy, but lost three votes when it came to an up to $55M&nbsp;bond authorization request. That request still passed with a majority and Mayor David Martin assured the body's fiscal committee before the vote that the move only assists them in applying for a state grant and does not automatically mean the city will sell the bonds. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 19:30:05 +0000 Kaomi Goetz 19722 at http://wshu.org