by Allan Appel | Nov 20, 2014 1:55 pm
“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.”
by Allan Appel | Nov 18, 2014 2:59 pm
Nayeli Tenezaca wants to save animals from extinction, so she ran for president of her middle school—and won.
by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 18, 2014 11:44 am | Comments (5)
Unless alders make additional changes, grades and attendance records could still be a factor in eligibility for future student board of education representatives.
by Aliyya Swaby | Nov 17, 2014 12:11 pm | Comments (2)
Highville Charter School’s Young Diplomats debated themselves one step closer to a new school building in Science Park.
by Aliyya Swaby | Nov 3, 2014 12:03 pm
Ingrid Cuevas-Gregory wants students to leave her class not just speaking English but also “looking adults in the eye.”
by Aliyya Swaby | Oct 31, 2014 12:06 pm | Comments (4)
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.
by Aliyya Swaby | Oct 31, 2014 11:17 am | Comments (3)
Pam Franco wants to spend more time in classrooms to evaluate her teachers, but often finds herself “sidetracked” by student discipline or family crises.
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.
by Aliyya Swaby | Oct 24, 2014 12:23 pm | Comments (1)
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.
by Aliyya Swaby | Oct 24, 2014 11:02 am | Comments (13)
To figure out how to better support and evaluate teachers in and outside of the classroom, ask the teachers what they need.