Bridgeport Bilingual Students’ Work Showcased

Bridgeport Middle School students showed off their talents at the 3rd Annual Bilingual Talented and Gifted (TAG) Expo at Cesar Batalla School on June 4. Student presentations covered a wide variety of topics including science, medicine, history, and debates on several  subjects. The event also recognized students, parents, and community leaders for their support throughout the year.…

“It’s Like When Dorothy Lands in Oz and the World is Changed from Black and White to Color”

Why do teachers need to get involved and advocate for their own profession? Cromwell fifth-grade teacher and 2013 Connecticut Teacher of the Year Blaise Messinger says that, before he was named teacher of the year, he mostly shut his classroom door and tried to be the best teacher he could be. Being exposed to the…

Rainbow of Readers Celebrate Read Across America Day at Andover Elementary School

Despite a snowy start to the morning, a rainbow appeared at Andover Elementary School today. The entire student body, from kindergarteners dressed in red to fifth graders in purple and sixth graders in pink, came together along with their teachers to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with reading. The rainbow theme, inspired by the Dr. Seuss…

Wallingford Educator Brings Experience in China Back to His Classroom

How can educators infuse global competency in daily lessons? Wallingford teacher Chris Stone, one of only five recipients nation-wide of the Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence, participated in a year-long NEA Foundation fellowship program focused on just that. The fellowship program, which included a trip to China, Stone described as, “the most meaningful professional…

Region 6 Recognized for Teacher-Driven Technology Innovation

The benefits of digital learning and innovations in teaching technology in Regional School District 6 were recently recognized by President Obama in Washington, D.C. Ed Drapp, superintendent of schools in District 6, was chosen to participate in a White House summit on technology in the classroom. Drapp, the only administrator from Connecticut, joined more than…