Category: Education

WCSU grad student receives NSF Research Fellowship

DANBURY, CT – Ericka Griggs, a graduate student at Western Connecticut State University, has been awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for her thesis proposal and work on loon biology and conservation. Griggs is entering her second year pursuing a master’s degree in Integrative Biological Diversity at WCSU. Griggs, a resident of…

Stamford High School Seniors Samuel Lai and Rachana Somaskandan Named National Merit® Scholarship Winners

Stamford, CT – Stamford Public Schools (SPS) announced on Tuesday that Stamford High School Seniors Samuel Lai and Rachana Somaskandan were each named as college-sponsored National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) winners in the 2021 National Merit® Scholarship Program. Lai will be awarded the National Merit Boston University Scholarship; and Somaskandan will be awarded the National…

SPS Recently Named Sharon Longo as Principal of Newfield Elementary School  Beginning in the 2021-2022 School Year

Stamford, CT – Stamford Public Schools (SPS) recently announced that Newfield Elementary Assistant Principal Sharon Longo has been named principal of Newfield, effective July 1, 2021. Longo is replacing current Newfield Principal Lisa Saba Price, who will be serving as principal at Westover Elementary School, also beginning on July 1, 2021. Longo has been a…

SHS Teacher Donna Kaiser Received 2021 Valiant Educator Award from Manhattanville College School of Education

Stamford, CT – Stamford Public Schools (SPS) announced that the Manhattanville College School of Education has awarded the 2021 Valiant Educator Award to Stamford High School (SHS) Science Teacher and 2021-2022 Stamford Teacher of the Year Donna Kaiser. This award honors a graduate of the School of Education whose career and community accomplishments reflect the…

Stamford High School’s The Round Table Is a Columbia Scholastic Press Association  Six-Time Gold Medal Awardee

Stamford, CT – Stamford Public Schools (SPS) announced that the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA), a department of Columbia University in New York City, recently awarded The Round Table, Stamford High School’s (SHS) digital student newspaper, a Gold Medal for 2019-2020. The paper earned a total score of 896 out of a possible 1,000 points.…

Governor Lamont applauds Biden administration selection of Stamford’s Nick Simmons to serve as senior U.S. education official

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont is applauding the announcement on Friday that the Biden administration has selected Nick Simmons to serve as Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Education for School Reopening and Recovery in a position that will have him coordinating efforts on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education to safely reopen…

Earth Month at Housatonic Community College

BRIDGEPORT, CT – Housatonic Community College (HCC) is celebrating Earth Day (April 22nd) with a series of engaging activities throughout April, all designed to raise our collective environmental awareness. Initiated by HCC’s STEAM Center of Excellence, with significant support from Pitney Bowes, Avangrid, and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, the lineup of fascinating events creates…

SPEF’s 14th Annual Excellence in Education Awards Honored Gartner, Jack Bryant (Posthumously), and named Five 2021 SPEF Educators

STAMFORD, CT – Stamford Public Education Foundation’s 14th annual Excellence in Education Awards was an evening of celebration and inspiration as community leaders and educators were honored for their commitment to public education. This year’s event took place virtually on Thursday, March 25th, and streamed from www.spefct.org. Longtime SPEF supporter, ESPN broadcaster Arda Orcal once…

Stamford Public Schools Named  SHS Science Teacher Donna Kaiser as 2021-2022 Stamford Teacher of the Year

Stamford, CT – Stamford Public Schools (SPS) announced that the SPS Teacher of the Year and Spotlight Award Program committee has selected Stamford High School (SHS) Science Teacher Donna Kaiser as the 2021-2022 SPS Teacher of the Year. As the SPS Teacher of the Year, Kaiser will automatically represent our district as a candidate for…

WCSU earns CRLA certification

DANBURY, CT – Western Connecticut State University’s Ancell Commons and Tutoring Resource Center have been awarded International Tutor Training Program Certification (ITTPC) through the College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA). The CRLA is a leading professional organization and certifying body in the field of tutoring and learning assistance in higher education. Certification promotes program credibility…