Author: Stefanie Dion Jones

Matthew Failor coming into Unalakleet.

Follow Iditarod’s 2020 Teacher on the Trail: Kelly Villar ’06 MA

March 18, 2020

Kelly (Heffley) Villar ’06 MA, a second-grade teacher for the past 16 years at Southeast Elementary School in Mansfield, Conn., was selected as the Iditarod Teacher on the Trail for 2020. The race officially began March 7, and Villar has been tracking her experience with blog posts and photos on the Iditarod’s Teacher on the Trail blog since arriving in Alaska in February.

AUDIO: Opting Out of Standardized Tests

February 27, 2020

Long Island is the epicenter of the Opt Out movement in New York. A new book by its leaders explores why some parents refuse standardized testing for their children. It’s something Connecticut parents don’t have a record of doing – until now.