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At Cross Campaign Rally, Old School Meets New School

by Aliyya Swaby | Oct 30, 2014 7:12 pm | Comments (1)

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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School Reform Misses Some Numerical Targets

by Aliyya Swaby | Oct 28, 2014 8:56 am | Comments (14)

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 1:23 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 12:02 pm | 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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Students: Grades Shouldn’t Matter For Board Seat

by Aliyya Swaby | Oct 22, 2014 1:43 pm | Comments (8)

Aliyya Swaby Photo Maybe they should have to write a short speech, or make a video. But students running for a seat on New Haven’s Board of Education shouldn’t have to earn B or C averages, citywide student council leaders concluded.

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Canvass Reaches Absent Students’ Families

by Aliyya Swaby | Oct 17, 2014 8:46 am | Comments (2)

Aliyya Swaby Photo Quinnipiac Elementary School students got a special reminder to show up for picture day the next morning — from their principal, who appeared at their doorsteps to personally deliver the announcement.

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Montessori School Gets Off To Good Start

by Aliyya Swaby | Oct 8, 2014 1:46 pm | Comments (3)

Aliyya Swaby Photo State and city administrators joined Elm City Montessori School students in semi-structured playtime Wednesday morning, during the school’s official opening six weeks after classes had begun.

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New Teacher-Developed Curricular Resources Available

by Josiah Brown | Oct 6, 2014 3:42 am

New Teacher-Developed Curricular Resources Available; Partnership Begins 38th Year

Curriculum units that teachers from 19 New Haven public schools developed as Fellows in four Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute seminars in 2014 are available at this website. (

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Schools Chief Fields Brainteasers At “Night Out”

by Aliyya Swaby | Oct 3, 2014 1:18 pm | Comments (1)

Aliyya Swaby Photo If a child graduates from a K-4 school and the only neighborhood middle school with available spots begins in sixth grade, where should that student go?

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Should Board of Ed’s Student Rep Earn Cs?

by Aliyya Swaby | Sep 23, 2014 8:55 am | Comments (9)

Aliyya Swaby Photo The student who sits on New Haven’s Board of Education may have to show up at school regularly—and may or may not have to maintain a C average.

Alders debated that proposition Monday night.

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