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Students, parents weigh in on middle school STEM proposal

Students, parents weigh in on middle school STEM proposal

Ben Goldschlager, Web News Editor

November 26, 2013


Filed under News, Top Stories

This Monday, Nov. 25, the Board of Education [BOE] had planned on voting on expanding engineering in the middle schools via the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program. But, after a meeting which more than 40 people attended and 16 spoke on the proposal, the board, in light of all the ...

A Smarter Balance?

A Smarter Balance?

Nicole DeBlasi, Web A&E Editor

October 10, 2013


Filed under News

On Oct. 7, the Westport Board of Education met at Staples. One of the most pressing issues discussed was the implementation of a new standardized test called Smarter Balanced Assessments, which will replace CAPT and CMT. Smarter Balanced Assessments, unlike CAPT or CMT, will be taken on computers, beginning, tentat...

Subbing Out: Spending on Substitute Teachers Goes Over Budget

Subbing Out: Spending on Substitute Teachers Goes Over Budget

Bailey Ethier, News Editor

September 26, 2013


Filed under News

During the 2012-13 school year Westport Public Schools went $222,039, 0.33 percent, over budget on salaries due to an “extensive use of substitute teachers and non-certified staff overtime,” according to the Westport Board of Education agenda for Aug. 26. Substitute teacher Michael Herring said ...

Schooled on Schoology

Schooled on Schoology

Hannah Foley, Editor-in-Chief

June 6, 2013


Filed under News

On Monday, June 3, Natalie Carrignan, Westport Public Schools Director of Technology, spoke before the Board of Education concerning the switch from Blackboard to Schoology, the learning management system that will be used by the district during the 2013-2014 school year. With a layout similar to Facebook...

BOE discusses 2025 initiative

BOE discusses 2025 initiative

Jordan Shenhar, Staff Writer

May 22, 2013


Filed under News

The BOE convened on Monday, May 20 to discuss the Westport 2025 initiative and the district’s goals for the upcoming year. The meeting’s primary focus was a presentation by Director of Secondary Education Lisbeth Comm, Director of Human Resources Marge Cion and co-founder of the Teacher’s College of...

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