by Paul Bass | May 23, 2013 12:54 pm | Comments (16)
New Haven’s mayoral campaign had its first celebrity sighting Thursday, as actor Danny Glover endorsed Henry Fernandez—and warned against school reform that puts too much emphasis on standardized tests.
by Melissa Bailey | May 16, 2013 8:00 am | Comments (17)
Refusing to “pander” to an audience of schoolkids at a mayoral candidates’ debate, Matt Nemerson called for lengthening the school day, raising the bar to qualify for Promise scholarships, and holding back kids until they’re ready to compete with China. He found himself getting into not one debate, but two.
by Melissa Bailey | May 15, 2013 1:06 pm | Comments (11)
The school board approved a proposal to open the city’s first public Montessori school in 2014, marking a step forward in a new experiment in grassroots, parent-led school reform.
by Melissa Bailey | May 8, 2013 4:40 pm | Comments (30)
A mayoral candidate called on the school board to suspend its superintendent search until after the election, amid growing criticism that the process is too rushed.
by Melissa Bailey | May 6, 2013 3:53 pm | Comments (8)
PALO ALTO—Three thousand miles away from New Haven, the city became Exhibit A in a showdown between a national union president and a charter school proponent about the future of school reform.
by Thomas MacMillan | Apr 24, 2013 3:38 pm | Comments (8)
Who should decide who sits on the school board? The mayor? Voters? Both?
This fall, you might get a chance to answer that question in a voting booth. But you can cast a digital ballot right now.
by Melissa Bailey | Apr 24, 2013 11:29 am | Comments (36)
School board members asked why no more than six parents came to a public hearing about a superintendent search. They soon got a lesson—about the way officials interact with school parents in New Haven.
by Melissa Bailey | Apr 23, 2013 11:34 am | Comments (4)
Officials announced the next five schools to receive extra social-emotional supports for kids—and pointed to a dramatic drop in behavior problems at Barnard School as an early sign that a new experiment is working.
by Melissa Bailey | Apr 19, 2013 9:38 am | Comments (4)
“Hallelujah!” declared Kaye Harvey: If a new pre-K charter Montessori opens this fall, she said, she’ll have somewhere to send the tots who finish her tiny Montessori operation on Grand Avenue.
by Melissa Bailey | Apr 17, 2013 3:06 pm | Comments (18)
Twenty-nine teachers may lose their jobs at the end of the school year as the district’s new teacher evaluation system moves to a new phase: Pushing out not just lowest-performing teachers, but those who failed to improve to “effective” over three years.