Ridgefield:

 Now We're Talking!

"Ridgefield: Now We're Talking!" is a live educational video magazine that facilitates discussion in the three-town region about current events and trends pertinent to building educational excellence. The program uses a variety of formats including video clips of system-wide school activities, panel-style discussions, and audience participation via phone calls and emails. Community participation during the broadcast is a vital component of the program, and "Ridgefield: Now We're Talking!" fosters an open communication channel between the schools and the community. In addition, the program helps reinforce inter-district and even global cooperation via outreach programs including the 2001 WorldTeam Project.  Through collaborations with the school system, town and state government, and the Connecticut State Department of Education, "Ridgefield: Now We're Talking!" identifies vital issues as they involve the education of children K-12, and it develops programs which will build awareness about these issues within the community.

"Ridgefield: Now We're Talking!" has received the CEA Salutes Award and the ABCD Award from the Connecticut Education Association, the CABE Award from the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education, and the Videographer Award of Distinction, for excellence in educational programming and communications.