by Thomas Breen | Aug 21, 2018 3:43 pm | Comments (3)
Smile, New Haven students, you’re on camera.
And now that camera’s video feed will be accessible to city police, firefighters, and other emergency responders all at the same time in the case of a school lockdown.
Continue reading ‘School Video Feeds Now Shared With Police and Fire’
by Christopher Peak | Aug 21, 2018 1:14 pm | Comments (4)
After two months constructing the set for the production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Edgerton Park, Carlos Torres said with unabashed pride, that he became “a huge theater nerd.”
Through Achievement First Amistad High School’s summer internship program, which paired him with Elm Shakespeare Co., Torres learned to use obscure power tools, scanned iambic pentameter, splotched paint onto half of his wardrobe and found a passion for working behind the scenes in theater.
Continue reading ‘At Amistad, College Prep Doesn’t Stop For Summer’
by Allan Appel | Aug 17, 2018 12:00 pm | Comments (9)
Born in New Haven to a family who came here from Mexico, Emily Lira took an AP psych course at Co-Op High School and was hooked. A month from now she’ll be majoring in the subject at University of Connecituct on a full-ride scholarship, the first person in her family ever to go to college.
Cameron Treichel remembers a speaker coming to his middle school classroom and telling him if he does well academically, performs community service, and stays out of trouble, he’d be eligible for a scholarship to help send him to college.
He took all that to heart, especially the community service of which he estimates he tallied one thousand hours while a student at the Sound School. Now he’s headed to UConn, buoyed by a generous financial aid package, as he launches on his journey into computer science.
Continue reading ‘New Haven Promise Celebrates 356 New Scholars’
by Christopher Peak | Aug 14, 2018 7:51 am | Comments (24)
With the start of the school year just two weeks ago, nearly three-dozen educators have been temporarily spared from layoffs, while cuts might now fall on others — unknown others.
Continue reading ‘School Layoffs Tabled; Uncertainty Reigns’
by Christopher Peak | Aug 13, 2018 8:00 am | Comments (8)
Superintendent Carol Birks wants two outside hires to take top positions in her administration.
Continue reading ‘Birks Picks Deputy, Assistant Superintendents’
by Christopher Peak | Aug 10, 2018 1:40 pm | Comments (15)
The mayor and the president of the Board of Education appeared with the superintendent of schools Friday to offer public support for her recommendations for cutting her budget.
Continue reading ‘Birks, Ed Board: We’re Cooperating Now’
by Christopher Peak | Aug 10, 2018 8:04 am | Comments (25)
When Kevin Staton first flicked on the lights in the Hillhouse High School library, only five worked; the other 25 stayed unlit. The computers malfunctioned. The chairs wobbled. A brown stain in the ceiling stared back at him.
Continue reading ‘Laid-Off Educator Makes A Final Request’
by Christopher Peak | Aug 7, 2018 3:19 pm | Comments (24)
A statewide professional association is calling into question a claim that New Haven schools will have enough school counselors after the latest wave of layoffs.
Continue reading ‘School Counselor Cuts Questioned’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 31, 2018 8:09 am | Comments (2)
New Haven will feed thousands of children meals this summer. It may be harder to do that next summer, thanks to potential changes to the federal funding that helps pay for the food.
Continue reading ‘Summer Meals Program Thrives — For Now’
by Cameo Thorne | Jul 27, 2018 4:34 pm | Comments (19)
(Opinion)This week, Superintendent Carol Birks announced the layoffs of three dozen certified educators, which the Board of Education still needs to approve. Cameo Thorne, a one-time Teacher of the Year who now works to implement restorative practices throughout the district, submitted this opinion piece on the go-to arguments about the trade-offs between higher taxes on our properties and more teachers in our schools.
Continue reading ‘False Choice: Taxes vs. Teachers’