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Swordplay Breaks Out At Co-Op High

by Allan Appel | Nov 20, 2014 1:55 pm

Allan Appel Photo “Put your point down and then bring it straight up,” Jim Andreassi said. “He’s a beautiful man. I don’t want to lose any of that.”

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President, Cabinet Sworn In

by Allan Appel | Nov 18, 2014 2:59 pm

Allan Appel Photo Nayeli Tenezaca wants to save animals from extinction, so she ran for president of her middle school—and won.

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Grades, Attendance Still On Table As Factors For Student Board Of Education Hopefuls

by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 18, 2014 11:44 am | Comments (5)

Markeshia Ricks Photo Unless alders make additional changes, grades and attendance records could still be a factor in eligibility for future student board of education representatives.

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Charter School Closer To SciPark Move

by Aliyya Swaby | Nov 17, 2014 12:11 pm | Comments (2)

Michael Shulansky Photo Highville Charter School’s Young Diplomats debated themselves one step closer to a new school building in Science Park.

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Teacher “Bridges” Language, Culture Gap

by Aliyya Swaby | Nov 3, 2014 12:03 pm

Aliyya Swaby Photo Ingrid Cuevas-Gregory wants students to leave her class not just speaking English but also “looking adults in the eye.”

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At Cross Campaign Rally, Old School Meets New School

by Aliyya Swaby | Oct 31, 2014 12:06 pm | Comments (4)

Paul Bass Photo Most were too young to vote, but hundreds of high-school students at least got a civics lesson—and a taste of the excitement of campaign politics—when Michelle Obama came to Wilbur Cross Thursday.

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Principals Feel Time Squeeze

by Aliyya Swaby | Oct 31, 2014 11:17 am | Comments (3)

Melissa Bailey PhotoPam Franco wants to spend more time in classrooms to evaluate her teachers, but often finds herself “sidetracked” by student discipline or family crises.

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School Reform Misses Some Numerical Targets

by Aliyya Swaby | Oct 28, 2014 7:56 am | Comments (15)

In the five years since New Haven launched a lauded school-reform drive, it has increased the number of students enrolled in college for two years—but failed to close the performance gap between the city and the rest of the state.

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Clinton Avenue Gets Fluent

by Aliyya Swaby | Oct 24, 2014 12:23 pm | Comments (1)

Aliyya Swaby Photo When Rocio Barahona told her students she would bring out the “caracoles,” a wave of excitement rolled through the first-grade classroom.

“Caracoles! Caracoles!” they loudly whispered to each other, as their teacher pulled out tanks of small aquatic snails—and charted a new approach to bilingual education.

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Panel: City Can Do More For Its Teachers

by Aliyya Swaby | Oct 24, 2014 11:02 am | Comments (13)

Mercy Quaye Photo Paul Bass Photo To figure out how to better support and evaluate teachers in and outside of the classroom, ask the teachers what they need.

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Stolen car
Nov 23, 2014 10:30 pm
Address: 64 Cold Spring St New Haven, Connecticut
Rating: 10

My blue 2002 VW Jetta was stolen from my driveway between 9:30pm and 10pm, Monday...

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Pothole at Pendleton and Edgewood
Nov 23, 2014 8:21 pm
Address: Pendleton And Edgewood New Haven, Connecticut
Rating: 2

At stop sign. Deep hole.

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