by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 29, 2015 1:17 pm
“Oh! That felt really weird,” Keelin Mathews said.
The 15-year-old was scooping macro invertebrates out of a tub of water, when a crayfish brushed against her plastic spoon, startling her.
by Aliyya Swaby | Jun 26, 2015 11:00 am | Comments (9)
Edward Joyner brought dozens of family members—biological and adopted—together to kick off his campaign for an elected seat on the Board of Education.
by Staff | Jun 25, 2015 1:03 pm | Comments (1)
Contributed by Matthew Higbee, of Community Foundation for Greater New Haven:
Though he grew up just a few short blocks away from Yale University, Jermaine Thomas didn’t know anyone who thought about going there. Most of the people he knew didn’t have much of an education at all.
by Staff | Jun 25, 2015 12:34 pm | Comments (4)
Contributed by Kenneth Joseph, a Highville teacher:
Out with the old and in with the new! On Monday, 400 students, staff and parents of Highville Charter School ended their school year by making a symbolic walk from their old building, 130 Leeder Hill Drive in Hamden, to their new building, 1 Science Park in New Haven.
by Aliyya Swaby | Jun 24, 2015 3:41 pm | Comments (7)
Fair Haven School Principal Margaret-Mary Gethings is leaving New Haven to become principal at John B. Sliney School in Branford.
by Aliyya Swaby | Jun 23, 2015 1:52 pm | Comments (2)
High School in the Community teaches its kid a “social justice” curriculum—one that the Board of Education would flunk because of how it handled major decisions affecting the school itself, in the view of some critics.
by Aliyya Swaby | Jun 23, 2015 1:50 pm | Comments (4)
After almost half a year as interim principal of Troup Magnet School, Michelle Bonora (pictured at top) was chosen to fill the position permanently.
by Freesia DeNaples | Jun 23, 2015 10:39 am | Comments (1)
To five fifth-graders at King/Robinson Interdistrict Magnet School, Connecticut’s “pretty high” high-school graduation rate—85 percent compared to 75 nationally—just wasn’t enough.
by Aliyya Swaby | Jun 23, 2015 8:43 am | Comments (3)
Damaris Rau is leaving her job as the New Haven public school district’s executive director next month to become superintendent of Lancaster, Pennsylvania’s schools.
by Aliyya Swaby | Jun 22, 2015 4:19 pm | Comments (1)
Erik Good teared up at the end of his speech to the graduating class of 2015—which he delivered days after the district suddenly removed him and two other administrators from their positions at High School in the Community.