Parents Rally in Support of Guilford Board for Diversity Efforts

GUILFORD — A group of local parents presented a petition in support of the current Board of Education and spoke in favor of the district’s efforts to increase diversity in the school curriculum.   According to Rachel Daniels, a Guilford parent who read the petition at a Board of Education meeting...

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ABC’s to CRT

...discrimination…” According to Kendi, “CRT is foundational to his beliefs;” therefore, his book is made CRT toxic; more importantly, discrimination must continue.  Does that make any sense? Guilford is involved in such a dispute with claims by a local No Left Turn in Education group that CRT is being used,...

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With Taxes in Connecticut, ‘Fair’ Always Means ‘More’

...committee, Rep. Sean Scanlon, D-Guilford, is directing the Lamont administration to undertake another study of how “fair” Connecticut’s tax system is. “Fair” is almost sure to be defined again as something that raises more money for state government. That is the only possible purpose for such a study, since the...

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Wave of Teaching Hires Challenges Connecticut’s Job Market

Madison is hiring two new teachers for the fall. East Lyme needs two kindergarten teachers, two second grade teachers, a social worker and six paraeducators. Stonington plans to hire at least 20 teachers, tutors and interventionists. Region 4 and Guilford are hiring permanent substitutes. Old Saybrook is hiring temporary therapists,...

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Cohen Explains Her ‘No’ on Marijuana

...is confident it will pass before the end of the session at midnight.  Connecticut Examiner spoke to several legislators who spent hours debating the bill on the Senate floor to get insight into how they ended up deciding to cast their votes. State Sen. Christine Cohen, D-Guilford, voted against the...

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Heat, Humidity, Masks Spur School Closures Across Connecticut

High temperatures and humidity led multiple Connecticut school districts, including Madison and Guilford, to call an early dismissal today. Superintendent Craig Cooke of Madison Public Schools said the decision to dismiss early in Madison probably would not have happened if the students did not have to wear masks.  “I think...

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Hearing on Guilford Raccoon Rescue Attracts 90+

GUILFORD — The owner of a wildlife rehabilitation facility ordered by the town in February to cease operations until a special permit has been granted, appeared before the Planning and Zoning Commission and a zoom audience of more than 90 people for a public hearing Wednesday night.  Eunice Demond is...

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Witness Stones Dedicated to 14 Enslaved in Old Lyme

...Guilford, who is a former state representative for District 53 and former state commissioner of social services, told the audience that Culliton and the Witness Stones Project at Adams Middle School in Guilford transformed her life when they uncovered her family’s history of enslavement.  “Dennis discovered me while researching the...

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Schools Across the Region Outline Varying Ideas for Spending Federal Dollars

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...last for three years. The money will also fund two social workers, additional building substitutes, technology devices, an information database for security purposes and two years of programmed social-emotional support at the middle schools. Guilford For Superintendent Paul Freeman, the goal of academic support isn’t to re-teach students everything they...

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Shoreline Schools Plan Language Learning Partnership

...from is the idea of offering remote learning.”  Neviaser said that world languages was the most obvious idea for a regional partnership, since certain districts have courses that are not offered anywhere else. Old Lyme, for example, offers Latin and Chinese. Guilford High School has Arabic classes, and a teacher...

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Spending, Equity, Health Outcomes at Heart of TCI Debate

...the TCI could reduce emissions – by making it more expensive to drive gasoline or diesel powered vehicles, pushing drivers more quickly into electric vehicles. Proponents including DEEP Commissioner Katie Dykes and state Sen. Christine Cohen, D-Guilford, co-chair of the Environment Committee, say that isn’t the intent of the TCI....

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