by Aliyya Swaby | Dec 22, 2014 8:16 am | Comments (2)
JoAnne Wilcox remembers asking school social workers how to help her child through disciplinary problems. She received “glazed looks” —and was told, “I don’t know how to help you.”
Now she hopes a new “restorative” system will help the “bullies” and the “drug dealers” succeed in straightening out.
by Aliyya Swaby | Dec 15, 2014 8:06 am | Comments (4)
High-school students wanting to serve on New Haven’s Board of Education would have to petition for signatures from the peers—including from peers at other schools—according to the latest proposal about how to set up new elections.
by Staff | Dec 15, 2014 6:45 am | Comments (1)
This article was submitted by Rachel Heerema of the Citywide Youth Coalition.
The City of New Haven Youth Department, New Haven Public Schools, Yale University Urban Debate League and Citywide Youth Coalition hosted the first high school student debate tournament in New Haven.
by Paul Bass | Dec 11, 2014 5:23 pm | Comments (16)
A mass pro-charter school rally aimed at influencing people statewide may have backfired, at least temporarily, with two allies in New Haven.
by Aliyya Swaby | Dec 11, 2014 8:09 am | Comments (11)
The Board of Education is seeking city money to help construct a new home for Strong School on Southern Connecticut State University’s campus that would bring aspiring teachers closer to the classroom, as part of a six-school capital plan unveiled this week.
by Khadija Hussain | Dec 10, 2014 12:06 pm | Comments (1)
As students spoke, their faces appeared on a television screen across the room—and will soon appear on television screens across the state—as part of one organization’s efforts to let the voices of the youth be heard.
by Aliyya Swaby | Dec 9, 2014 12:08 pm | Comments (14)
Some 14.5 percent of all of Principal Sabrina Breland’s students at Wexler/Grant Community School transferred in last year after Oct. 1.
That statistic appeared in preliminary “data sets” the Board of Ed has begun examining in a complex quest to the best way of measure how schools perform and help them improve.
by Aliyya Swaby | Dec 8, 2014 11:02 am | Comments (1)
Tim Shortt, New Haven’s new “teacher of the year,” chose an unusual way to get his second-graders to learn about the 50 states: He sends them on “mystery Skype” dates with people across the country to divine their residence through savvy geographical queries.
by Aliyya Swaby | Dec 3, 2014 12:45 pm | Comments (37)
Connecticut’s charter school movement showed its political muscle Wednesday by bringing more than 6,000 parents, teachers, community leaders, and students to form a sea of neon green T-shirts across the New Haven Green—while remaining coy about the details of its school-reform agenda.
by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 2, 2014 11:54 am | Comments (5)
A Hamden-based charter school that mostly serves students from Newhallville will soon call Science Park home.