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Donna Christopher

Contributing Writer dchristopher@dailyvoice.com
Donna Christopher covers schools and lifestyles in New York and Connecticut for Daily Voice Plus. Before starting at Daily Voice, she served as a reporter for the New Canaan Advertiser (2017-2019), first for HAN Network and then for Hearst Media. She worked as a content curator at Daily Voice from 2015-2017, and as a reporter at VerdictSearch from 2013-2015; and was a staff writer at Hearst Media for The News-Times (2004-2013).

Donna has won four Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists awards. Donna has a B.A. in political science from Western Connecticut State University, and an A.A. in liberal arts from Norwalk Community College.

You can find more information about Donna in her MuckRack portfolio.

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  1. Eyesore Homes In Fairfield County Are A Pain To See

    Eyesore Homes In Fairfield County Are A Pain To See

    Do you drive past a Fairfield County home every day that looks dilapidated, unsafe, or unsightly? Is there garbage overflowing or does a house in your neighborhood look abandoned and unsafe?The problem of taking care of blighted properties is costly and complicated for large municipalities like Bridgeport which demolished several buildings in the city's poorest neighborhoods since ...

  2. White Plains Hospital Trains, Equips Schools To Stop The Bleed In An Emergency

    White Plains Hospital Trains, Equips Schools To Stop The Bleed In An Emergency

    Did you know someone can bleed to death in five minutes, which could be before an ambulance gets to them?Teachers, administrators, and staff in White Plains schools have been trained to administer life-saving first aid to stop someone from bleeding and the district is now equipped with "Stop the Bleed" kits, thanks to White Plains Hospital.The initiative is part of the Stop the Bleed ...

  3. Around Westchester Schools:  Free Coding, NASA Planet Discovery, Art Trio On Exhibit

    Around Westchester Schools: Free Coding, NASA Planet Discovery, Art Trio On Exhibit

    Whether your child grows up to be the next Bill Gates he/she should learn coding. The job skillset is in high demand. Coding also helps boost the learning of problem-solving, creativity and communication. And did you know it also helps kids learn cyber safe strategies?AT&T and The Digital Arts Experience have partnered with the  Westchester Library System to bring a ...

  4. Energy, COPD, Pollinators, Contact Lenses Among Award-Winning Student Research In Greenwich

    Energy, COPD, Pollinators, Contact Lenses Among Award-Winning Student Research In Greenwich

    Lung disease, pest control and energy conservation are challenging concepts for leading scientists, but four teens from Fairfield County took them on, earning high marks.The local scholars are seniors at Greenwich High School and among 300 of the country's top participants in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, 2020 announced Jan. 9.They are Cynthia Chen for her project titled A Green ...

  5. Fairfield County Principal Prefers Cessation Over Consequence For Vaping Students

    Fairfield County Principal Prefers Cessation Over Consequence For Vaping Students

    The vape or e-cigarette ban on flavors that kids might find appealing -- such as fruit and mint -- has begun. It's a relief to school officials and parents, but vaping is still at the forefront of safety concerns for teenagers -- with one in four inhaling, according to the Centers for Disease Control.So, first the good news: On Jan. 2, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a ...

  6. Most Popular Food Order Requests In Nation Revealed In New Survey

    Most Popular Food Order Requests In Nation Revealed In New Survey

    Spaghetti and extra olives. Weird. Apples with a side of mustard. Weirder. The first-ever Uber Eats Cravings Report reveals the most popular and most unusual delivery requests on Uber Eats in the past year.Some other odd pairings include shake and a side of ranch, mushrooms and ketchup, tilapia and cheese, poke and mayonnaise, sushi and cream cheese, and pizza and nuts, according to the ...

  7. Around Westchester Schools: Teacher Hits High, Caped Heroes, Math Whiz Talent Shines

    Around Westchester Schools: Teacher Hits High, Caped Heroes, Math Whiz Talent Shines

    A Westchester teacher has earned the country's highest certification and she's done it in record time.Bronxville High School teacher Beth Agarabi spent 160 hours over a year and received a National Board Certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. While most teachers who pursue the certification are allowed three years to complete the required ...

  8. Students In This Westchester District Climb Academically As Bilingual

    Students In This Westchester District Climb Academically As Bilingual

    New English learners in a Westchester school district where 31 percent of children in the elementary schools come from two-language households, have a unique opportunity to learn their academic subjects in two languages.The global-centric dual language program in Port Chester School District strives to give students the opportunity to gain proficiency in both English and ...

  9. Fairfield County's Grace Farms Fights Slavery in Building Materials Supply Chain

    Fairfield County's Grace Farms Fights Slavery in Building Materials Supply Chain

    A Fairfield County-based initiative is working to wipe out modern-day slavery from the building industry.Supply chain slavery is not a foreign problem. It may seem "out of our sight and reach, happening thousands of miles away," but homes and buildings everywhere, even in Fairfield County could have slave made materials, according to Sharon Prince, president and founder of Grace Farms ...

  10. Connecticut Piano Teacher Takes Holistic Approach In Lessons

    Connecticut Piano Teacher Takes Holistic Approach In Lessons

    Is your child a prodigy or just a kid who loves playing the piano? We asked talent development and strategic planning expert, Felicia Feng Zhang, to break it down for parents.Zhang has been teaching piano for 30 years in both China and the United States. After an extensive career in music education, Pedagogical practitioner, she developed her own unique teaching methods and founded All ...

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