by Christopher Peak | Sep 20, 2017 3:13 pm | Comments (9)
A headhunting firm Wednesday morning defended its recommendation of six candidates for New Haven schools superintendent morning — or tried to, when Board of Education members weren’t interrupting the consultants to pass blame onto the company and each other for disrupting the search process.
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by Christopher Peak | Sep 19, 2017 8:52 am | Comments (37)
The search for the next school superintendent has hit the skids and interviews with semi-finalists have been canceled, thanks to a new outbreak of infighting that has paralyzed the Board of Education.
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by Staff | Sep 19, 2017 8:45 am
An hour a week is making a lifetime of difference for some New Haven school children and adults who read to them. You can become of those adults.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 1, 2017 12:19 pm | Comments (4)
A crossing guard was hit by a car near the intersection of Grand and Ferry Friday, just as city officials were across town urging drivers in school zones to slow down and stop passing school buses.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 30, 2017 5:22 pm | Comments (4)
The principal credited with helping to turn around Lincoln-Bassett School has been hired away by Bridgeport.
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by Christopher Peak | Aug 29, 2017 8:12 am | Comments (10)
New Haven wants a “strong and energetic” leader to take over as the next school superintendent — someone who can connect with the struggles of urban youth, build trust with parents, communicate with the wider community and articulate a vision for the district’s future.
So consultants assisting in the superintendent search — which has drawn 45 applicants and may now stretch into 2018 — heard from focus groups, in-person interviews and an online survey.
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by Markeshia Ricks & Lucy Gellman | Aug 28, 2017 12:27 pm
The little boy in the dark blue polo and khaki pants looked stoic and also a little perplexed as a line of adults cheered and smiled to welcome him to his first day of school Monday morning. at Lincoln-Bassett Community School.
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by Christopher Peak | Aug 24, 2017 2:27 pm | Comments (1)
A procedural mistake nearly scuttled the Board of Education’s plans to add close to 90 new staff members before students return from summer break next week.
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by Paul Bass | Aug 21, 2017 8:10 am | Comments (10)
New Haven has three extra months to catch its breath as the state continues to try to pass a budget.
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by Christopher Peak | Aug 7, 2017 4:39 pm | Comments (10)
Jamell Cotto, a one-time contender for an elected seat on the Board of Education, will likely still get a spot on the board, thanks to an appointment by Mayor Toni Harp.
Continue reading ‘Harp Picks Cotto For Board Of Education Seat’