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District News/Press Releases

Today, Waterbury Public Schools announced the launch of its newly revamped website. The website redesign offers users ease in navigation, quick access to essential information and features that offers a more comprehensive look at all the work and success here at Waterbury Public Schools.

Milken Family Foundation, Lt. Governor Bysiewicz, Commissioner Russell-Tucker Surprise Elaine Hill with $25,000 Milken Educator Award

Fourth grade teacher Elaine Hill was surprised this morning with one of the nation’s top education awards – the Milken Educator Award – and a check for $25,000 to spend however she wishes. In front of a vibrant school assembly earlier today, Milken Educator Awards Senior Vice President Dr. Jane Foley, Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz and Connecticut Commissioner of Education Charlene M. Russell-Tucker presented Hill with the prestigious recognition and the unrestricted cash prize.

Waterbury Public Schools Partners with Varsity Tutors to Connect All Students with Tutors 24/7

Waterbury Public Schools launched a new tutoring program with Varsity Tutors for students of all levels within the district. WPS developed the program in partnership with Varsity Tutors, a leading platform for live online learning, whose breakthrough products offer personalized live instruction via a customizable, all-in-one platform. The new program will enable students to access on-demand academic support 24/7.