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Schools Substitute Mediation For Expulsions

by Aliyya Swaby | Dec 22, 2014 8:16 am | Comments (2)

Aliyya Swaby Photo JoAnne Wilcox remembers asking school social workers how to help her child through disciplinary problems. She received “glazed looks” —and was told, “I don’t know how to help you.”

Now she hopes a new “restorative” system will help the “bullies” and the “drug dealers” succeed in straightening out.

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Students May Petition Way To School Board

by Aliyya Swaby | Dec 15, 2014 8:06 am | Comments (4)

Markeshia Ricks Photo High-school students wanting to serve on New Haven’s Board of Education would have to petition for signatures from the peers—including from peers at other schools—according to the latest proposal about how to set up new elections.

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Student Debate Tourney Homes In On Restorative Justice

by Staff | Dec 15, 2014 6:45 am | Comments (1)

Contributed Photos This article was submitted by Rachel Heerema of the Citywide Youth Coalition.
The City of New Haven Youth Department, New Haven Public Schools, Yale University Urban Debate League and Citywide Youth Coalition hosted the first high school student debate tournament in New Haven.

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A Week Later, Charter Rally Reverberates In Town

by Paul Bass | Dec 11, 2014 5:23 pm | Comments (16)

Aliyaa Swaby Photo A mass pro-charter school rally aimed at influencing people statewide may have backfired, at least temporarily, with two allies in New Haven.

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New Strong School Needs $9.5M From City

by Aliyya Swaby | Dec 11, 2014 8:09 am | Comments (11)

Aliyya Swaby Photo The Board of Education is seeking city money to help construct a new home for Strong School on Southern Connecticut State University’s campus that would bring aspiring teachers closer to the classroom, as part of a six-school capital plan unveiled this week.

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What We Learned— And What We’re Learning

by Khadija Hussain | Dec 10, 2014 12:06 pm | Comments (1)

As students spoke, their faces appeared on a television screen across the room—and will soon appear on television screens across the state—as part of one organization’s efforts to let the voices of the youth be heard.

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Data Breakdown Highlights Transience Challenge

by Aliyya Swaby | Dec 9, 2014 12:08 pm | Comments (14)

Melissa Bailey File Photo Some 14.5 percent of all of Principal Sabrina Breland’s students at Wexler/Grant Community School transferred in last year after Oct. 1.

That statistic appeared in preliminary “data sets” the Board of Ed has begun examining in a complex quest to the best way of measure how schools perform and help them improve.

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Vet-Supply Salesman Morphs Into Teacher Of Year

by Aliyya Swaby | Dec 8, 2014 11:02 am | Comments (1)

Aliyya Swaby Photo Tim Shortt, New Haven’s new “teacher of the year,” chose an unusual way to get his second-graders to learn about the 50 states: He sends them on “mystery Skype” dates with people across the country to divine their residence through savvy geographical queries.

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Charter Advocates Pack The Green

by Aliyya Swaby | Dec 3, 2014 12:45 pm | Comments (37)

Aliyya Swaby Photo Connecticut’s charter school movement showed its political muscle Wednesday by bringing more than 6,000 parents, teachers, community leaders, and students to form a sea of neon green T-shirts across the New Haven Green—while remaining coy about the details of its school-reform agenda.

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Alders OK Highville Charter SciPark Move

by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 2, 2014 11:54 am | Comments (5)

A Hamden-based charter school that mostly serves students from Newhallville will soon call Science Park home.

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Address: 81 Woodward Avenue New Haven, Connecticut
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Dec 22, 2014 11:22 am
Address: 1551 New Haven, Connecticut
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