Category: Education

Governor Lamont: New evaluation shows Connecticut’s 2021 Summer Enrichment Grants helped reengage students in time for the school year

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Friday said that an evaluation released on the impact of Connecticut’s 2021 Summer Enrichment Grants show that the initiative successfully helped reengage thousands of students in time for the return of in-person learning in the fall, following the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic during the previous school…

Girl Scouts of Connecticut Honors Female Executives for “Championing Girl Ambition”

Hartford, CT – Girl Scouts of Connecticut is proud to announce the highly-anticipated honorees of the 25th Annual Breakfast Badge Awards, an event that spotlights the contributions of strong, accomplished women in the state. This year’s recipients are talented female executives recognized for “Championing Girl Ambition” as staunch supporters of the Girl Scouts of Connecticut…

Silvermine Summer Art Studio Camps for children and teens

NEW CANAAN, CT – The Silvermine School of Art Summer Camps are back! Offering week-long art camps for students ages 3-17, Silvermine provides extraordinary opportunities for young children and high school students to learn from regionally and nationally known artists—while meeting new friends and having fun on Silvermine’s five-acre campus. Students will gain new skills,…

WCSU Department of Social Sciences to host speaker series

DANBURY, CT – The Western Connecticut State University Department of Social Sciences will host the Social Sciences Speakers series this spring in conjunction with the Kathwari Honors Program, WCSU International Center, UndocuAlly Task Force and the Racial Justice Coalition. The virtual talks are free and the public is invited. Those interested in participating can email…

Governor Lamont announces plan to eliminate statewide school mask requirement, allow these decisions to be determined at the local level

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is endorsing a plan developed in consultation with Connecticut Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Manisha Juthani and Connecticut State Department of Education Commissioner Charlene Russell-Tucker to eliminate the statewide requirement that is in effect as part of Connecticut’s COVID-19 safety protocols for masks to…

WCSU’s Education and Educational Psychology Department  receives CAEP accreditation

DANBURY, CT – Western Connecticut State University announced that its Education and Educational Psychology Department, housed in the School of Professional Studies, was recently granted accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) after a rigorous on-site review and study. Dr. Katherine Roe, chair of the Education and Educational Psychology Department, noted…

WCSU announces winner of 2021 Environmental Stewardship Competition

DANBURY, CT – Western Connecticut State University Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences Chairperson Dr. Theodora Pinou announced that the winner of the 2021 WCSU Environmental Stewardship Competition is Jahmiya Beamon-Scott, a student at Westside Academy in Danbury, for her project “Say Goodbye to Fast Fashion.” Despite the effects COVID-19 had on educational partnerships, WCSU…

Alumna gifts great-great-grandfather’s Civil War letters to WCSU

DANBURY, CT – Western Connecticut State University recently received a donation of about 130 letters written as correspondence during the American Civil War. WCSU alumna Carol Lieto ’99, donated the letters, which were penned by her great-great-grandfather Joseph Dobbs Bishop. Bishop was a Danbury soldier during the American Civil War, serving as the chief musician…