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Elementary Schools

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  • The Magical, Wonderful, Totally Exhausting 'Class Book'

    The Magical, Wonderful, Totally Exhausting 'Class Book'
    I love photography and have a gorgeous camera.  One year, when my oldest son was finishing 1st grade, I think, I made a photo book as an "end of the year gift" for his teacher.  It came out great.  Everyone loved it...parents ended-up ordering soft-...
  • CT Teacher Doubles as Children's Book Author

    CT Teacher Doubles as Children's Book Author
    Her students made her dreams of becoming an author come true! Sheila Murphy Adams is a 5th grade teacher at Pawcatuck Middle School.  "I have always loved to write," she says "when I became a teacher, I used a lot of my rhyming skills to teach...
  • District 64 discusses how best to measure student achievement

    District 64 discusses how best to measure student achievement
    The Niles Park Ridge District 64 Board of Education dug deep into the details of the measures of academic progress assessment as part of a recent discussion aimed at figuring out how to measure student achievement in math and reading. Joining the...
  • Teacher helps pupils — a bit too much

    Teacher helps pupils — a bit too much
    Pupils in Miss Simpkins' fifth grade class were engaged in a rather unusual lesson plan: How to cheat on the FCAT test. At least that's what State Board of Education officials said when they recently revoked Venelean Brooks Simpkins' teaching license....
  • Test Scores Show Improvement In East Hartford Elementary Schools

    EAST HARTFORD — Results from the state's 2014 standardized science exams show increases among the school system's fifth- and eighth-graders, while scores for high school sophomores dipped slightly. Connecticut Mastery Test scores show 64.6...
  • Anne Arundel school system unveils new elementary pilot program

    Anne Arundel school system unveils new elementary pilot program
    Anne Arundel County public schools will launch a pilot program in the new school year giving some elementary school students instruction in specific themes, including global studies, arts and the humanities, and the use of science and technology in...
  • Cynthia M. Allen: Closing the opportunity gap with school choice

    The events that have recently overtaken Ferguson, Mo., have exposed much more than just the vestiges of racial distrust and strained law enforcement-citizen relationships. They remind us how the poverty of opportunity in too many American communities...
  • Middletown School Board Hires New Spencer Principal

    MIDDLETOWN — The board of education has approved the appointment of new Spencer Elementary School Principal Suzanne Zahner. Zahner is the current principal at Salem School in Salem, and before that was a principal at a magnet school in Baltimore,...
  • East Hartford students show gains on CMT Science assessment

    East Hartford students show gains on CMT Science assessment
    On Aug. 13, the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) released the results of the 2014 Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) and the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT). These assessments were administered in grades five, eight and 10 in...
  • Atlanta tries to remove teacher for playing Beyonce song

    ATLANTA The Atlanta school district is attempting to remove a teacher for a long list of alleged failings, including playing the Beyonce song "Drunk in Love." "This song contained profanity, vulgarity, and sexually explicit lyrics," according to a...
  • Great Results, No Common Core

    It's clear that Connecticut doesn't need either the Common Core or the accompanying standardized tests. As stated in the editorial "Mr. Pryor Got A Lot Done" [Aug. 19], in 2014 Connecticut's 12th-graders ranked No. 1 in reading on the prestigious National...