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Norwalk Community Receives $1.1 Million for Student Scholarships

Here’s good news for students who need help paying for college. This week, Norwalk Community College received $1,113,585 in funding from the State of Connecticut Office of Higher Education for scholarship grants awarded by the Roberta B. Willis Scholarship Program (RWSP).
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Aug 17, 2016 - 5:49:01 AM

INTAKE Summer Music Camp Students to Perform for Stamford Mayor David Martin

On Friday, August 12th, at 2:00 pm, INTAKE Summer Music Camp students will perform for Stamford Mayor David Martin in the lobby of the Stamford Government Center, as part of their civic-engagement and community-outreach activities. The concert, a showcase for the children’s talents and skills, will be the culmination of the week-long program, which is designed to offer high-quality summer learning experiences to combat the “summer slide” among underserved children.
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Aug 9, 2016 - 8:43:37 AM

Second Annual Back to School Shop Event Doubles in Size

The Back to School Shop, an all-volunteer community organization, held its second annual event on Sunday, July 31st, at Davenport Ridge Elementary School in Stamford. Two hundred children from the Stamford Public elementary schools were able to “shop” free of charge for brand new back-to-school outfits and school supplies in a department store-like setting, with the help of volunteer “personal shoppers.” Over 150 volunteers from the community helped to make the event a resounding success.
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Aug 4, 2016 - 8:54:46 AM

Ganim, Rabinowitz: Bridgeport School Students Show Significant Academic Improvement in National Test Scores

Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim and Bridgeport School Superintendent Fran Rabinowitz on Friday released National AIMSweb test results for Bridgeport public school students that show significant improvement over scores from one year ago. The AIMSweb online exam evaluates student capabilities in the areas of: early literacy and numeracy measures, oral reading comprehension, math computation, and math concepts and applications. Specifically, the number of Bridgeport students that scored above the 75th percentile in math concepts and applications increased approximately 11% in comparison to 2015 numbers, and the number of Bridgeport students scoring at or above the 75th percentile in oral reading comprehension increased by approximately 8%. The number of students scoring below the 25th percentile in mathematics and reading comprehension also decreased from 2015 to 2016. This year, less than 50% of all students scored below the 25th percentile in both subjects. In 2015, almost all grades saw at least 50% of students in Math Computation score below the 25th percentile. The 2016 scores for the MAZE reading oral comprehension test also showed a 24% decrease in the number of students scoring below the 25th percentile.
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Aug 2, 2016 - 9:11:06 AM

Registration now open for The Barclay Classes at Pequot Library

Back by popular demand, The Barclay Classes return to Pequot Library this Fall. Registration is now open for the classes that begin on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at 4:30pm. More than just ballroom dancing skills, young people learn manners, including table manners, and etiquette during The Barclay Classes. The classes run September 2016 – May 2017 in ten week sections, Tuesday afternoons and early evenings.
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Aug 2, 2016 - 8:33:20 AM

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Norwalk Community Receives $1.1 Million for Student Scholarships
INTAKE Summer Music Camp Students to Perform for Stamford Mayor David Martin
Second Annual Back to School Shop Event Doubles in Size
Ganim, Rabinowitz: Bridgeport School Students Show Significant Academic Improvement in National Test Scores
Registration now open for The Barclay Classes at Pequot Library



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