Category: Education

WCSU celebrates First-Generation students with fourth annual ‘I’m First’ celebration

DANBURY, CT – Western Connecticut State University will host the fourth annual “I’m First,” celebration of First-Generation college students, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 8, at the Higgins Hall Patio on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. During the event, WCSU will join in celebration with other colleges…

WCSU announces winner of 2021 Environmental Stewardship Competition

DANBURY, CT – Western Connecticut State University Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences Chairperson Dr. Theodora Pinou announced that the winner of the 2021 WCSU Environmental Stewardship Competition is Jahmiya Beamon-Scott, a student at Westside Academy in Danbury, for her project “Say Goodbye to Fast Fashion.” Despite the effects COVID-19 had on educational partnerships, WCSU…

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…