by Christopher Peak | Dec 13, 2017 2:50 pm | Comments (7)
As Matthew Duncanson, a senior at the Engineering and Science University Magnet School (ESUMS), was finalizing his college applications last week, he found out that the counselor he’d asked to write his recommendation letter had abruptly departed.
ESUMS is now temporarily down to one counselor for all 600 students, exacerbating the district’s already limited staffing levels during a crucial admissions period.
Continue reading ‘No Quick Fix Seen On Guidance Shortage’
by Christopher Peak | Dec 12, 2017 8:07 am | Comments (10)
Hungry public school students will get an extra daily meal, under a federally funded program that the Board of Education voted to expand next year.
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by Christopher Peak | Dec 8, 2017 8:03 am | Comments (5)
Limited staff is constraining a popular program that allows public high school students to get a taste of college seminars, a department head warned the Board of Education.
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by Allan Appel | Dec 1, 2017 12:20 pm | Comments (1)
A tube from a vacuum cleaner was the neuron or nerve cell. Green pipe cleaners were the dendrites. And a set of dominoes stood in for how the “action potential” resets the cell so that a new memory can be created.
Continue reading ‘SCSU Science Squad Brings “Flame Challenge” To King Robinson’
by Christopher Peak | Nov 28, 2017 8:05 am | Comments (19)
Student leaders called off a mass walkout — for now —while vowing to organize a mass protest if Board of Education members don’t start listening to the voices of young people incensed over the choice of a new schools superintendent.
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by Christopher Peak | Nov 27, 2017 3:31 pm
Last week at New Horizons High School, an alternative school in the Hill, six students tried on coats of varying sizes, zipping them up as far as they’d go and throwing the faux fur-lined hoods over the heads — a small fix that might reduce the district’s absences.
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by Paul Bass | Nov 24, 2017 8:37 am | Comments (16)
Is this the best way to run a city?
Continue reading ‘Democracy Inaction — Or In Action’
by Christopher Peak | Nov 24, 2017 8:36 am | Comments (3)
A student came to New Haven’s teacher of the year with a picture of lion she wanted to trace. He suggested she draw it freehand.
“This looks hard!” she said.
“Well, that’s just it,” said the teacher, Michael Pavano. “You want to challenge yourself, right?”
Continue reading ‘Ex-Cop Masters Art Of Guiding Students’
by Micaela Valentin | Nov 24, 2017 8:33 am | Comments (2)
Some football fans went home too early for Thanksgiving dinner Thursday.
Continue reading ‘Cross Comeback Leads To 26-20 Elm City Bowl Victory’
by Staff | Nov 23, 2017 9:03 am | Comments (21)
“Dueling” Board of Education members Ed Joyner and Darnell Goldson issued public apologies Wednesday for their conduct at Monday night’s fractious meeting, where a new superintendent of schools was chosen.
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