by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 25, 2016 8:20 pm
Returning temporarily to the helm of a school system he ran for over two decades, Reginald Mayo said he hopes in eight months to turn over to New Haven’s next superintendenta district where faculty and staff morale is higher, the number of students who are absent from school is lower, and the achievement gap is closing.
Continue reading ‘Mayo To Tackle Morale, Tame Truancy’
by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 25, 2016 8:14 pm
Mauro Sheridan third-graders and first-graders were in the back of the cafeteria dutifully scooping seeds out of pumpkins with gusto, but they weren’t getting very far.
They needed the seeds to work on counting in tens, but first they needed enough seeds to do it.
“Get in their with your hands,” Math Instructional Coach Mindy Schwartzman urged. “Like this!”
Continue reading ‘It’s The Great Pumpkin ... Investigation!’
by Paul Bass | Oct 21, 2016 8:07 am | Comments (28)
A renewed effort to hire more black and Latino schoolteachers rests in part on Debbie Breland finding Southerners to make the same move north that she made three decades ago — to teach in a New Haven public school.
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by Allan Appel | Oct 19, 2016 4:15 pm
Devonte Fletcher, who plays the trumpet and is the band’s drum major, wants to be a music/ band teacher—preferably right back at Hillhouse High School in the years to come.
Flutist Iyonna Pottinger is equally passionate about majoring in music education, but wonders whether she should apply at an historically black college or to an in-state school where tuition is less.
Continue reading ‘Young Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your ... Applications’
by Michelle Liu | Oct 19, 2016 12:08 pm | Comments (13)
The overthrow of New Haven Public Schools Superintendent Garth Harries has shaken up not just the Board of Education — but also a number of parents and teachers who now demand answers.
Continue reading ‘In Wake of Harries Exit, Parents Demand Answers’
by Paul Bass | Oct 16, 2016 3:03 pm | Comments (39)
Retired Superintendent Reggie Mayo has emerged as one of five candidates to run the public schools through next summer as the Board of Education seeks a permanent replacement for departing chief Garth Harries.
Continue reading ‘Mayo Ready To Suit Back Up’
by Jacqueline Rabe Thomas | Oct 13, 2016 12:26 pm
Officials of the state’s community colleges have backed off plans to seek a steep tuition and fee hike for thousands of students starting next semester – and instead plan to study the idea.
Continue reading ‘Community College Tuition Hike Nixed’
by Allan Appel | Oct 11, 2016 8:15 am | Comments (6)
The slightly built eighth-grader had seven unexplained absences already in just the first 20 days of school.
This was a case for “Inspector Gadget” and her team of attendance-trackers.
Continue reading ‘Team Targets Absentees, With Success’
by Staff | Oct 11, 2016 8:12 am | Comments (5)
Are you “visible”? “Interactive”? With a “strong moral character”? “Keenly aware” of “political issues”?
Then the New Haven schools may just the job for you. Until they find someone better.
Continue reading ‘Interim Superintendent Job Posted’
by Staff | Oct 10, 2016 4:08 pm
Chris Willems and Terence McTague see test-score mania and charter school politics as threats to the education taking place in New Haven classrooms.
Continue reading ‘Teachers Speak Out’