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Confused? Ask Her

by Melissa Bailey | Jul 29, 2014 3:04 pm | Comments (6)

Melissa Bailey Photo New Haven schools have hired away an administrator from Hartford to help make the city’s enrollment process less confusing for parents.

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Let There Be iPads

by Julia Zorthian | Jul 29, 2014 12:04 pm | Comments (2)

A wooden crucifix adorns the wall of this eighth-grade history classroom at Saint Bernadette Catholic School — with a web-connected touch-controlled electronic white board hanging directly below the cross.
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“7:20 To 6” School Set To Launch

by Melissa Bailey | Jul 28, 2014 5:01 pm | Comments (17)

Melissa Bailey Photo Mayor Toni Harp’s campaign pledge to bring a nearly 11-hour optional school day to Lincoln-Bassett School came true Monday, as the state announced it will help pay the bill.

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Elm City Charter Eyed For Futuristic “Conversion”

by Melissa Bailey | Jul 23, 2014 2:31 pm | Comments (17)

Melissa Bailey Photo Elm City College Preparatory Middle School has emerged as the most likely seat of an ambitious experiment to reinvent K-8 education with two-week-long student expeditions, daily martial arts, and a “huge” investment in technology.

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Comer’s Conflict-Calming Comes Home

by Melissa Bailey | Jul 22, 2014 9:02 am | Comments (3)

Melissa Bailey File Photo One of New Haven’s experimental school sites ditched a hot modern education-reform idea, an extra-long school day, and is bringing back an older idea—daily tough talks to help kids deal with trauma.

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Principal Cleans House, Charts Turnaround

by Melissa Bailey | Jul 18, 2014 8:45 am | Comments (6)

Melissa Bailey Photo At the new Lincoln-Bassett School, teachers will come early. Students will be invited to stay late. Class sizes will be smaller. Staff will use the Comer Method to help kids cope with trauma.

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Charter School Scales Back Plans

by Melissa Bailey | Jul 17, 2014 3:42 pm | Comments (9)

Melissa Bailey File Photo After firing their scandal-plagued management partner, Rev. Eldren Morrison and his colleagues hired a $150,000 school director and voted to open their new charter school next month anyway—with 120 instead of 225 kids.

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Pupils Become Maestros

by Lucy Gellman | Jul 15, 2014 8:30 am

On a balmy Thursday last week, the students of Morse Summer Music Academy fanned out across New Haven for the first of their new “pop up concerts,” setting up shop inside the Peabody Museum and outside the Yale School of Music. Katherine Roque led the charge in a thicket of high school-aged students, joining an ensemble that was down one flutist. A few blocks away, Jocelyn Hernandez, Jesus Cortes-Sanchez and Richard Romero looked after the groups they had been “coaching” for a mere three days, readying them for their first public appearance.

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6 New Principals Set To Work

by Melissa Bailey | Jul 15, 2014 6:49 am | Comments (12)

Melissa Bailey Photo Six weeks before she is set to open an academy within Hillhouse High, Principal Fallon Daniels and her new assistant pondered a question: Would a first-period gym class lure kids to show up on time to school?

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Displaced Teacher Dance Begins

by Melissa Bailey | Jul 14, 2014 12:30 pm | Comments (25)

Melissa Bailey Photo Twenty-nine teachers are leaving Lincoln-Bassett and MicroSociety schools—some voluntarily, some not—to make way for slated overhauls of low-performing schools. Where will they go next?

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Street Lamp Missing
Jul 31, 2014 9:59 pm
Address: 2-22 Robertson Street New Haven, Connecticut
Rating: 2

When a few months ago they replaced this pole, they never re-installed the street...

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Overgrown Grass and Uneven sidewalk
Jul 31, 2014 9:23 pm
Address: 15 Oxford Street New Haven, CT
Rating: 4

The grass in front of 15 Oxford Street is completely overgrown and the sidewalk is very uneven...

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