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Upper Westville Endorses Harp, Brackeen, Joyner, Smart

by Finnegan Schick | Jul 10, 2015 2:05 pm | Comments (18)

Finnegan Schick Photo Toni Harp returned to a neighborhood where she faced fierce opposition two years ago, and emerged with a unanimous endorsement for reelection as mayor.

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Heads Roll At HSC

by Paul Bass | Jun 17, 2015 8:11 am | Comments (18)

Alliyya Swaby Photo Schools Superintendent Garth Harries has removed the entire leadership team at High School in the Community, leaving its teacher-run tradition in doubt.

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The School Of The Future Gets A Dry Run

by Aliyya Swaby | Jan 30, 2015 1:09 pm | Comments (23)

Aliyya Swaby Photo As other students read through their own worksheets, Natenen Conde sprang from her seat and rushed up to her principal with a declaration: “I finished everything.”

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Teachers Union Prez Pens “Imagine” Critique

by Aliyya Swaby | Jan 29, 2015 9:49 am | Comments (18)

Melissa Bailey File PhotoThe president of the teachers union sent a letter urging union teachers not to support a proposed Board of Education financial partnership with Achievement First (AF) charter on an experimental new school.

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Elm City Imagine Sparks Debate

by Aliyya Swaby | Jan 13, 2015 9:13 am | Comments (15)

Aliyya Swaby Photo A “huge step backward”? Or a way for traditional public schools to team up with charters to experiment with new ways for kids to learn?

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Data Breakdown Highlights Transience Challenge

by Aliyya Swaby | Dec 9, 2014 1:08 pm | Comments (14)

Melissa Bailey File Photo Some 14.5 percent of all of Principal Sabrina Breland’s students at Wexler/Grant Community School transferred in last year after Oct. 1.

That statistic appeared in preliminary “data sets” the Board of Ed has begun examining in a complex quest to the best way of measure how schools perform and help them improve.

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Charter Advocates Pack The Green

by Aliyya Swaby | Dec 3, 2014 1:45 pm | Comments (37)

Aliyya Swaby Photo Connecticut’s charter school movement showed its political muscle Wednesday by bringing more than 6,000 parents, teachers, community leaders, and students to form a sea of neon green T-shirts across the New Haven Green—while remaining coy about the details of its school-reform agenda.

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School Reform Misses Some Numerical Targets

by Aliyya Swaby | Oct 28, 2014 8:56 am | Comments (15)

In the five years since New Haven launched a lauded school-reform drive, it has increased the number of students enrolled in college for two years—but failed to close the performance gap between the city and the rest of the state.

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School Turnaround Gets In Gear With A Wobble

by Aliyya Swaby | Sep 5, 2014 3:36 pm | Comments (1)

Gary Holder-Winfield/ I Love New Haven Photo Parents, students and teachers found themselves doing the “wobble” on the green of Lincoln-Bassett School. The dance wasn’t planned—but the effect of the dance was.

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State Tightens Rules For Charter Schools

by Staff | Aug 12, 2014 8:06 am | Comments (8)

Julia Zorthian Photo Paul Bass Photo In the wake of recent controversies, the state announced plans to start requiring that charter schools operate more like other public schools—“transparently,” with clear standards to meet.

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Public Space, Streets and Drains
Jul 28, 2015 10:33 pm
Address: 120 Marvelwood Drive New Haven, Connecticut
Rating: 2

Storm drain cover broken with large hole big enough for child or animal to fall...

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Signs / Bus Shelters / Pavement Markings
Jul 28, 2015 10:17 pm
Address: 288 Dwight Street New Haven, Connecticut
Rating: 4

The One-Way sign is missing for Dwight Street at Whalley.

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