by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 20, 2017 7:48 am | Comments (1)
Before pushing the start button on the kitchen timer, set for 45 minutes, the students of the Wilbur Cross culinary competition team are typical teens laughing and cracking jokes.
Then the time keeper asks if they’re ready. And they get serious.
Continue reading ‘Cross Culinary Squad Cooks Its Way To Top’
by Allan Appel | Mar 20, 2017 7:42 am
Thumbelina and Motown met in a rousing New Haven Board of Alders-sponsored kids’ talent show that raised $4,000 for kids’ arts programs citywide.
Continue reading ‘Stop! In The Name Of Arts’
by Thomas Breen | Mar 14, 2017 12:54 pm | Comments (17)
As the end of the school year approaches, two administrative questions loom over the near future of the district: Will the city have a new charter school come this fall? And who will be hired to lead the district as its new superintendent?
Continue reading ‘New Delays On All-Boys School, Superintendent Search’
by Paul Bass | Mar 9, 2017 6:58 pm | Comments (12)
In describing his ideas for boosting education in New Haven, mayoral candidate Marcus Paca talked about how two teachers and an adult neighbor once reached a Hillhouse High School student who was struggling with his parents’ divorce and the death of his friends.
Continue reading ‘Paca: Students Can Help Us Improve Schools’
by David Sepulveda | Mar 9, 2017 6:30 pm | Comments (4)
For Steve Driffin, ConnCAT Center program manager at Lincoln-Bassett Community School, taking a large group of girls to see the hit movie Hidden Figures was not just about going on a fun field trip; it was an investment in the girls’ futures and a strong statement about possibilities.
Continue reading ‘A Field Trip Of Dreams’
by Lucy Gellman | Mar 8, 2017 4:25 pm
Nursing home residents may not have any need for a bike share—but the people who take care of them may.
Continue reading ‘Fair Haven Kids Steer Bike Share Planners’
by Jacqueline Rabe Thomas | Mar 7, 2017 1:02 pm
The governor’s proposed shakeup of state school aid – and how much extra money districts should receive for impoverished students – is facing complications as the legislature debates how to move forward.
Continue reading ‘How To Count High-Need Students?’
by Michelle Liu | Mar 6, 2017 8:55 am | Comments (31)
Two of New Haven’s charter schools have until May to show the state how they plan to suspend fewer of their students.
Continue reading ‘State Targets Charters’ Suspension Rates’
by Lucy Gellman | Mar 3, 2017 4:43 pm | Comments (4)
Dad lingers in the skating rink’s light-flooded entrance after dropping off his daughters to hockey practice at 2 p.m. When he picks them up at 4, the glass has clouded over to the color of milk.
Continue reading ‘Future Architects Reimagine Walker Rink’
by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 2, 2017 2:30 pm | Comments (2)
“That’s a real dead body,” 15-year-old Evann Meyers recalled thinking during a recent trip to a local morgue.
It wasn’t a typical day in her after-school program at Common Ground High School, but it was memorable. And because of state budget cuts it could soon be a rare adventure.
Continue reading ‘After-School Programs Face Budget Axe’