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Administration debates class leveling system

Andrea Frost, Breaking News Editor

March 10, 2015

Core classes at Staples High School are offered at various levels to appeal to the learning needs of all students. However, while physics has five different class levels — honors, A, B, AP physics B and AP Physics C — most Staples High School electives listed in the course catalog can only be taken...

Westport elementary schools sweep the 2015 Niche rankings

Westport elementary schools sweep the 2015 Niche rankings

Jackie Sussman, Assistant Business Manager

January 24, 2015

The Niche website’s 2015 Best Public Elementary School ranking included all Westport elementary schools, with Saugatuck, King’s Highway, Coleytown, Green’s Farms and Long Lots taking fourth through eighth places, respectively. According to the Niche website, schools with high rankings are “exceptional...

Looking past the grades

Looking past the grades

Grant Sirlin, Staff Writer

January 14, 2015

I am not an efficient studier. I do everything that administrators tell a student not to do: cramming the night before a big test, staying up until 1 am before a midterm and pittering away precious study time on social media. As to my purpose in school, sometimes I would even call myself more of a grade-getter...

Educational disparities within Connecticut burden residents

Educational disparities within Connecticut burden residents

Claire Lewin, Associate Managing Editor

December 4, 2014

Connecticut is a state with little consistency. The wealth gap is one of the largest in the country, as the state is home to affluent towns such as Darien, Greenwich, and Westport, as well as lower-income towns like New Haven and Bridgeport. Such wealth disparities, however,  resonate in more than...

Students required to bring their own devices

Students required to bring their own devices

Alexa Di Luca, Staff Writer

October 28, 2014

On Oct. 20, The Board of Education (BOE) met in the Staples Cafeteria to discuss the “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) Initiative, which requires all students to bring their own technological devices to class in the 2015-16 school year. English teacher Kim Herzog, Assistant Superintendent James D’Amico and...

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