by Staff | May 22, 2018 4:35 pm | Comments (4)
At a school finance meeting on Monday, Board of Education members asked Superintendent Carol Birks to consider closing six elementary schools across the city, after alders look ready to flat-line next year’s funding. Parents and teachers from NHPS Advocates responded in a statement, asking the board to explain the decision and maintain magnet schools.
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by Aurea Bianca Orencia | May 18, 2018 12:08 pm | Comments (9)
Students at Cortlandt V.R. Creed Thursday got an early start on leaving their school. They attended a session about the Board of Education’s plans to close the inter district magnet high school this coming academic year to save money. (Read about that here.) Then the students staged a walkout for 26 minutes. Creed junior Aurea Bianca Orencia sent in the following write-up about why the students walked out:
Despite some hesitations of getting wet in the rain, a majority of the students at Creed walked out to say a statement to the board: education should see no color.
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by Serena Cho | May 17, 2018 1:56 pm | Comments (1)
Two nights after the Board of Education voted to shut down three alternative high schools, city alders sought details on what comes next.
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by Christopher Peak | May 15, 2018 8:12 am | Comments (21)
One magnet high school and two alternative schools will permanently shutter next month as a result of a vote Monday night by the Board of Education, after more than 100 people showed up for one last rescue attempt.
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by Serena Cho | May 14, 2018 4:26 pm | Comments (2)
Eight rockets flew into the air Monday night at a launch culminating a month of hard work.
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by Christopher Peak | May 11, 2018 2:24 pm | Comments (5)
After nearly dropping out of high school, Malik James-Gaskin knew it wouldn’t be easy to get into college.
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by Christopher Peak | May 10, 2018 8:40 am | Comments (28)
A school board member’s son has been placed on paid leave following a violent altercation with a student at Wilbur Cross High School last week.
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by Markeshia Ricks | May 9, 2018 12:14 pm
The idea came from watching a YouTube video: The juniors at Metropolitan Business Academy thought they could learn much more about gas laws by building and launching a weather balloon.
Now that’s what they’re planning to do just as soon as they raise $500.
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by Allan Appel | May 8, 2018 3:56 pm
Seven years ago, then-9-year-old Flor Jimenez and her brother watched their father Luis get treated with what they thought was unnecessary roughness by a New Haven police officer. She says her father’s subsequent complaint has never been resolved.
Justice came more swiftly Tuesday when Flor, now 16 and a tenth-grader at Metropolitan Business Academy, presided over a different case as a judge.
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by Christopher Peak | May 8, 2018 8:38 am | Comments (23)
A small high school that can’t attract required white suburbanites and two alternative schools that can’t keep traumatized students in class should be shuttered this year, a school board committee suggested.
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