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New Canaan Superintendent Describes Option for Later Start for Secondary Schools; Earlier for Elementary Schools

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New Canaan elementary schools could start as early as 7:30 a.m., with New Canaan High School starting later in the morning and all of Saxe Middle School starting last, under a new proposal that New Canaan Schools Superintendent Bryan Luizzi unveiled Monday night. He said the idea is not something he’s recommending because it needs to be looked into further by the administration and the Board of Education. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Education Budget Would Increase a Hair Under 3% in Proposal by Interim Superintendent Landon

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Darien’s education budget would increase 2.98 percent starting in July in the proposal unveiled Thursday night by Interim Superintendent Elliott Landon to the Board of Education. Spending would increase by $2,924,920 to a total of $101,047,186. The budget will now be reviewed by the Board of Education, the Board of Finance and the Representative Town Meeting. Only the Board of Education can adjust the costs of specific items in the budget. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Editorial: Don’t Criticize Public Officials for Merely Noting How Much Special Education Costs

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Board of Finance Chairman Jon Zagrodzky is being criticized by some parents of Darien special education students who imply that he’s attacking special education spending. The accusations are exaggerated, sometimes inaccurate and occasionally nonsense. Readers can see that for themselves in the excerpt of his speech we’ve published at the bottom, and compare that with what the letters said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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These 24 Band, Chorus, Orchestra Students to Represent Darien at Music Festival

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The Darien Public Schools Music Department is proud to announce that 24 outstanding musicians from Darien High School have been chosen through a highly competitive audition process to perform at the Connecticut Music Educators Association Western Region Music Festival. (more…) Continue Reading →

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College Consultants in Greenwich Offer New Application Essay Review Service, ‘Essay Rx’ Thru Dec 20

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A Bloc of Writers, a Greenwich-based writing, editing, and tutoring company, has launched a new service called Essay Rx, designed to help students proof, polish, and perfect their college admissions essays. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien’s Seniors Invited to Attend (and Get Transportation for) High School Concert Dec 12

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Darien High School music students will perform a special Holiday Spectrum Concert in the High School auditorium at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. Darien senior citizens are invited to attend this concert free of charge and listen to the sounds of festive holiday music. (more…) Continue Reading →

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