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by Melissa Bailey | Dec 10, 2013 8:20 am | Comments (8)
The school district is eyeing two low-performing city schools for potential state-funded “turnaround” efforts next year.
by Melissa Bailey | Dec 9, 2013 2:30 pm | Comments (2)
Freddy Seminario pointed his browser to Road Trip Nation to search for a future career—and prepare for a new, more demanding standardized test coming to New Haven schools.
by Melissa Bailey | Nov 26, 2013 8:06 am | Comments (8)
New Haven may take a year’s break from grading its schools as the system wrestles with new questions: How should it measure a school’s progress as it changes to new standardized tests? And should a school’s grade take into account how transient the students are or how many don’t speak English as a first language?
by Melissa Bailey | Nov 20, 2013 3:10 pm | Comments (6)
The school district failed to find money to open a new vo-tech school—so it’s moving ahead with a humbler plan inside an abandoned wood shop at Hillhouse High.
by Melissa Bailey | Nov 20, 2013 8:03 am | Comments (3)
New Haven has entered the final round of a federal competition that could bring in up to $17 million to create more “personalized” learning for kids.
by Melissa Bailey | Nov 14, 2013 2:46 pm | Comments (3)
Pat Brittingham is preparing to take on a big task: Grading six of her peers on job evaluations with newly raised stakes.
by Melissa Bailey | Nov 13, 2013 8:10 am | Comments (6)
In two years, 300 teacher “facilitators” will help their peers improve their craft, reaching every teacher in the city—according to a new plan backed by one of the world’s largest philanthropic foundations.
by Melissa Bailey | Nov 8, 2013 3:01 pm | Comments (8)
Mayor John DeStefano celebrated a teacher vote that continued the direction of a school reform effort he launched four years ago—and called on the state to help keep it going.
by Melissa Bailey | Nov 8, 2013 8:27 am | Comments (10)
By an overwhelming majority, teachers ratified a new labor contract that stays the course of school reform at a transitional moment in New Haven—and begins to redefine teachers’ careers.
by Melissa Bailey | Nov 7, 2013 8:26 am | Comments (23)
New Haven teachers will vote Thursday night on a second landmark labor contract that would begin to tie pay raises to job evaluations and add incentives for teachers who work in difficult schools.