by Aliyya Swaby | Aug 24, 2016 8:24 am
Sparked by a summer of race-related violence and subsequent protests against police brutality, New Haven’s public schools are rolling out a campaign to protect their students and preemptively build their mental and physical health.
Continue reading ‘Schools Look To #StartStrong This Fall’
by Aliyya Swaby | Aug 23, 2016 8:17 am | Comments (4)
Hill Central Music Academy teachers asked the Board of Education to approve their favorite candidate for the school’s assistant principal, instead of the candidate Superintendent Garth Harries chose.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 22, 2016 8:33 am | Comments (12)
Weeks before Hillhouse plays its first football game at its the new $16.4 million Bowen Field, Howard Boyd and some Hillhouse parents aren’t celebrating.
Continue reading ‘Boosters Compile Bowen “Punch List”’
by Paul Bass | Aug 19, 2016 1:36 pm | Comments (35)
Cops aren’t “pigs.” Garth Harries this week acted like Clint Eastwood — or else Barack Obama.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Aug 18, 2016 8:11 am | Comments (20)
Amid infighting over filling positions for the coming academic year, Hyde/Creed School was assigned its second temporary principal in three days — and this time the Board of Education won’t get to approve the decision.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Aug 16, 2016 8:37 am | Comments (29)
Board of Education members approved moving Clinton Avenue Principal Ana Rodriguez to a central office position — in hopes of avoiding losing $2 million in state grant money for the school over the next three years.
It’s still not clear if that will work.
Continue reading ‘Ed Board Races Against State Grant’s Clock’
by Paul Bass | Aug 15, 2016 5:06 pm | Comments (20)
In a sign that his future in New Haven is at stake, the Board of Education has hired a private attorney to help it evaluate schools Superintendent Garth Harries — and Harries has hired his own attorney.
Continue reading ‘Ed Board Sides Lawyer Up’
by Paul Bass | Aug 11, 2016 12:55 pm | Comments (2)
Fontaine Chambers is about to start the next step of her journey toward a career in criminal justice. But first she’s taking a bow.
Continue reading ‘Promise Kept’
by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 9, 2016 8:37 am | Comments (32)
Two schools have no principals with the academic year about to start. Grant money to help kids prepare for college may be one casualty.
Continue reading ‘Clinton, Creed Principal Hirings Stalled’
by Aliyya Swaby | Aug 5, 2016 2:23 pm | Comments (3)
Jayda Seth played the role of a girl seeking fame as an “online sensation” after high school graduation.
In real life, Seth was only getting her first taste of Hillhouse High School before matriculating in the fall.
Continue reading ‘Hillhouse Bridges The Freshman Gap’