by Christopher Peak | May 25, 2018 1:26 pm | Comments (20)
It turned out Creed wasn’t white enough. So its black and brown students lost everything.
And two decades after a landmark school desegregation lawsuit, Connecticut finds itself with a broken magnet school system and unintended, sometimes bizarre racial consequences.
Continue reading ‘Magnets Seek “Right” (White) Suburbanites’
by Isis Davis-Marks | May 25, 2018 11:59 am | Comments (2)
The efforts of many teachers who work tirelessly to ensure that food and clothing are provided to immigrant families often go unnoticed. The same goes for students who don’t make the honor roll but do dramatically improve their grades and attendance.
Continue reading ‘Little-Noticed Teachers, Improving Students Get Their Night’
by Christopher Peak | May 24, 2018 12:07 pm | Comments (31)
The Board of Education might have resolved to close a high school, but it hasn’t yet figured out how to attract enough racial diversity to keep the rest of its magnet schools open.
Continue reading ‘State Puts 4 Magnet Schools On Notice’
by Allison Park | May 24, 2018 12:06 pm | Comments (1)
With a steady hand and careful precision, Christian Garcia shaded in a sketch of New Haven’s eastern coastal landscape during an afternoon at the scenic Long Wharf Nature Reserve.
Continue reading ‘“Solo Sits” Connect Students To Nature’
by Isis Davis-Marks | May 24, 2018 7:36 am | Comments (1)
When other kids were in school, Gladys Mwilelo recalled, she was standing in line for water or out selling patties so her family could have enough money to eat.
Continue reading ‘A Refugee’s Story’
by Allan Appel | May 23, 2018 2:26 pm | Comments (2)
Sixth-graders Alia Jones and Joseph Saunders had learned that the former Goffe Street Special School for Colored Children —now the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Masons at Sperry and Goffe—was the city’s first school for African-American kids and adults.
They also had learned the school opened up shortly after the Civil War. They certainly knew what the Civil War was about.
However, they did not know that only white teachers were allowed in the early years. That really bothered the African-American students, who set about to make some changes.
Continue reading ‘Kids Teach Kids Local History’
by Christopher Peak | May 23, 2018 1:02 pm | Comments (17)
A day after threatening to close schools in the neighborhoods of some budget-cutting alders, Board of Education members sought forgiveness from the same alders — along with more money.
Continue reading ‘Close Edgewood School? Never Mind’
by Staff | May 23, 2018 7:51 am | Comments (15)
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.
Continue reading ‘Parents, Teachers Blast School Closures’
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.
Continue reading ‘Creed Walks Out’
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.
Continue reading ‘Details Sought On Alternative High School Consolidation’