Category: Education

Alumna gifts great-great-grandfather’s Civil War letters to WCSU

DANBURY, CT – Western Connecticut State University recently received a donation of about 130 letters written as correspondence during the American Civil War. WCSU alumna Carol Lieto ’99, donated the letters, which were penned by her great-great-grandfather Joseph Dobbs Bishop. Bishop was a Danbury soldier during the American Civil War, serving as the chief musician…

CSDE: 2020-2021 Assessment Data Shows the Positive Effects of In-Person Learning Over Hybrid and Remote Models

Results Highlight Urgent Need for Accelerated Learning Across Subjects, Grades, and Student Groups Hartford, CT – Today, the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) is releasing results of the 2020-21 statewide assessments. This report provides the first statewide picture of student achievement since the 2018-19 school year. Analyses of data from assessments administered in-person revealed:…

Stamford Public Schools Named  Crystal Perry-Holden Assistant Principal Stamford High School

Stamford, CT – Stamford Public Schools (SPS) announced the appointment of current Dolan Middle School Assistant Principal Crystal Perry-Holden to assistant principal, Stamford High School, effective August 25, 2021. Perry-Holden fills the position recently vacated by the recent promotion of Matt Forker to Stamford High School principal. Perry-Holden has served as assistant principal at Dolan…

Governor Lamont signs student loan subsidy legislation for educators who commit to serving in Connecticut’s highest need school districts

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Thursday held a bill signing ceremony to commemorate the adoption of legislation establishing the Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority (CHESLA) Alliance District Teacher Loan Subsidy Program, which will provide an interest rate subsidy on CHESLA loans to teachers who commit to teaching in one of Connecticut’s 33…

Connecticut Governor Lamont nominates Cherlene Russell-Tucker as education commissioner

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Thursday announced that he is nominating Charlene M. Russell-Tucker to serve as commissioner of the Connecticut State Department of Education. The nomination follows a unanimous vote earlier in the day by the State Board of Education recommending her appointment to the governor under a process required by state…