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School Reform Misses Some Numerical Targets

by Aliyya Swaby | Oct 28, 2014 7:56 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 2:36 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 7:06 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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State Board OKs Charter’s Sept. 15 Opening

by Julia Zorthian | Aug 4, 2014 4:18 pm | Comments (10)

Julia Zorthian Photos HARTFORD—A new New Haven charter school won permission from the State Board of Education Monday to launch this coming school year, after all.

The board called a special meeting Monday afternoon to consider the fate of the Booker T. Washington Academy (BTWA). After a two-and-a-half hour hearing, the board voted unanimously to allow the academy a revised charter to open its doors on Sept. 15 to 120 K-1 students.

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“7:20 To 6” School Set To Launch

by Melissa Bailey | Jul 28, 2014 4:01 pm | Comments (21)

Melissa Bailey Photo Mayor Toni Harp’s campaign pledge to bring a nearly 11-hour optional school day to Lincoln-Bassett School came true Monday, as the state announced it will help pay the bill.

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Elm City Charter Eyed For Futuristic “Conversion”

by Melissa Bailey | Jul 23, 2014 1:31 pm | Comments (17)

Melissa Bailey Photo Elm City College Preparatory Middle School has emerged as the most likely seat of an ambitious experiment to reinvent K-8 education with two-week-long student expeditions, daily martial arts, and a “huge” investment in technology.

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Comer’s Conflict-Calming Comes Home

by Melissa Bailey | Jul 22, 2014 8:02 am | Comments (3)

Melissa Bailey File Photo One of New Haven’s experimental school sites ditched a hot modern education-reform idea, an extra-long school day, and is bringing back an older idea—daily tough talks to help kids deal with trauma.

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Principal Cleans House, Charts Turnaround

by Melissa Bailey | Jul 18, 2014 7:45 am | Comments (6)

Melissa Bailey Photo At the new Lincoln-Bassett School, teachers will come early. Students will be invited to stay late. Class sizes will be smaller. Staff will use the Comer Method to help kids cope with trauma.

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Charter School Scales Back Plans

by Melissa Bailey | Jul 17, 2014 2:42 pm | Comments (9)

Melissa Bailey File Photo After firing their scandal-plagued management partner, Rev. Eldren Morrison and his colleagues hired a $150,000 school director and voted to open their new charter school next month anyway—with 120 instead of 225 kids.

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6 New Principals Set To Work

by Melissa Bailey | Jul 15, 2014 5:49 am | Comments (12)

Melissa Bailey Photo Six weeks before she is set to open an academy within Hillhouse High, Principal Fallon Daniels and her new assistant pondered a question: Would a first-period gym class lure kids to show up on time to school?

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