New Haven schools should spend less money on outside consultants, partnerships with charter organizations, and standardized-test prep, and more money on teachers, nurses, and guidance counselors, and trauma specialists helping students succeed.
Daisy Y. Gonzalez, the 54-year-old president of the Board of Education, died unexpectedly Thursday morning.
A longtime advocate for the district’s parents, Gonzalez was the mother of two boys. The younger one, Marc, could often be seen hunched over homework in the corner while his mom presided over evening board meetings.
Daleska Zeas worked hard not to miss a day of school this year. Now she’s trying to teach her friend Alexa to do the same.
Zeas, a student at Bishop Woods School, was one of several students honored Tuesday night at the Betsy Ross Parish Hall, where New Haven’s Office of Youth, Family and Community Engagement hosted its third annual “Attendance Matters” spring celebration.