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Statistics given that allow for Connecticut schools to be ranked 2nd in the country when compared to other schools in US states according to WFSB.

Connecticut schools rank in the top three for education quality

Aidan Sprouls ’23, Web Opinions Editor September 23, 2022

Connecticut was ranked number two for the states with the best schooling systems on July 25 by wfsb (eyewitness news). In 2020, Connecticut schools were ranked third in the country according to the Connecticut...

According to US News, most of the schools within the top five are within the towns surrounding Staples High school and three of the five schools are public.

Staples High School ranks highly among other Connecticut schools

Aidan Sprouls ’23, Web Opinions Editor May 12, 2022

In late April, Staples High School was ranked as the fifth best high school in Connecticut by US News and the number one best public high school in Connecticut by Niche. “It is always nice to be recognized...

On Tuesday, March 8. the Florida Senate passed the Parental Rights in Education bill, also known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill,  which has caused controversy due to it limiting any discussion of gender identity and sexual identity in elementary classrooms.

“Don’t Say Gay” bill damaging to queer students, surrounding communities 

Lea Rivel ’22 , Social Media Director March 14, 2022

The Florida Senate passed the Parental Rights in Education bill, known more commonly as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, with a vote of 12-8 on Tuesday, March 8. Under the bill, teachers would not be allowed...

Students who have the financial ability to do so often utilize online resources that may cost upwards of hundreds of dollars for SAT tutoring with the promise of improved scores.

The SAT perpetuates unjust educational system

Jared Leonard ’22 , Opinions Editor May 12, 2021

The Scholastic Aptitude Test, or SAT, allows college admission officers to better evaluate the knowledge of students and their ability to succeed in a college environment. Well, not really. The very...

Student presentations bore classes in time of hybrid learning

Lilly Weisz '23, Assistant Creative Director September 21, 2020

I have a confession: I’m the rare sort of student who actually enjoys presenting in class. Over Zoom, however, I want to tear my hair out while an in-person classmate yammers on and on during a presentation,...

New rules for sexual assault on college campuses released

New rules for sexual assault on college campuses released

Abby Fleming, Staff Writer May 14, 2020

New rules have been created regarding sexual assault on college campuses, the most notabe that victims can be cross-examined during hearings. Secretary of Education Betsy Devos announced this new rule...

On March 16, Principal Stafford Thomas Jr. sent a video regarding updates on e-learning to Staples’ students and parents. In the video, Thomas reassured students the program would allow the continuation of their education during the disruption of Staples’ closure.

Distance Learning fills the void

Lauren Hassell '22, Web Features Editor March 23, 2020

Staples High School and many other schools around the world have been forced to take up e-Learning, whether students are ready for the transition or not. In the midst of the coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak,...

Students from the period five Latin class venture down to the courtyard to complete their assignment on a sunny day.

Outdoor learning: a way to help motivate students

Emma Van Riper ’20 May 16, 2019

As summer is approaching and the weather is getting nicer out, it makes sense that students are asking their teachers to hold class outside for once. After being inside hour after hour, day after day,...

 Dr. Colleen Palmer announced her resignation on March 14. Until Aug. 1, Palmer will continue to receive her annual base salary, insurance benefits and transportation allowance.

Palmer continues to receive transportation benefits, salary while on medical leave

Superintendent Dr. Colleen Palmer will continue to receive her annual base salary and insurance benefits while on leave for medical reasons until her retirement on Aug. 1. Palmer will additionally be receiving...

Representative Jonathan Steinberg holds a picture of his daily schedule. Since beginning his fifth term on Jan. 10, he has been active on several committees in the Connecticut General Assembly.

Steinberg begins fifth term as state representative

Melanie Lust '19 February 6, 2019

State representative Jonathan Steinberg is prioritizing public health, transportation and energy as he begins his fifth term serving Connecticut's 136th Assembly District. "I'm going to have to pretty...

Westport Board of Education finalizes plan for next years middle schoolers

Westport Board of Education finalizes plan for next year’s middle schoolers

Reece Keusch '19 December 26, 2018

Superintendent Colleen Palmer and the Westport Board of Education decided to send all sixth graders to the elementary schools next year in order to solve the current spacing issues at Bedford Middle School...

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