by Aliyya Swaby | Feb 11, 2016 7:50 am | Comments (1)
Nearly all the staffers at New Haven-based Achievement First (AF) charter schools reported feeling cared about and supported at their jobs. Fewer than half could see themselves having a long-term career there.
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by Staff | Feb 11, 2016 7:10 am
Detectives from the New Haven police Special Victims Unit (SVU) arrested an Engineering and Science University Magnet School teacher for alleged sexual misconduct.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Feb 9, 2016 1:43 pm | Comments (1)
Antonio Porto is learning how to play Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” with two hands instead of just one, a process teaching him how to calm himself down when he feels overwhelmed.
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by Paul Bass | Feb 8, 2016 4:20 pm | Comments (10)
Ten years into her job teaching high school in New Haven, Leslie Blatteau loves her work in the classroom — and sees some unsettling signs in where public education is headed.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 5, 2016 4:14 pm | Comments (1)
Eliazer asked Eliana Matalon in Spanish how to deal with the memories — of gangs snatching people and killing them in front of him — that he has of trying to get from Guatemala to the United States.
Matalon, a Holocaust survivor, replied in the same tongue: Don’t dwell on them. Focus on getting an education. Improve yourself. Become a good man.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Feb 5, 2016 12:09 pm | Comments (14)
Jonathan Heller has taken 15 days off from teaching at Career High School this year to get chemotherapy for stage IV colon cancer — meaning he is considered “chronically absent” according to the district.
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by Paul Bass | Feb 3, 2016 4:00 pm | Comments (18)
In the wake of a study showing income inequality growing faster in New Haven than in any other U.S. city, Mayor Toni Harp Monday called for government to help lift the wages of workers on the lower rungs — specifically, school paraprofessionals.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Feb 1, 2016 3:37 pm | Comments (4)
A New Haven middle school “school of the future” won’t get a planned full expansion next year, as administrators try to straighten out some of kinks in the model.
The Elm City College Prep board voted to halt a planned expansion of the experimental educational model, called “Greenfield,” in its middle school next year.
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by Paul Bass | Jan 29, 2016 4:05 pm | Comments (25)
New Haven’s separation-of-powers drama has landed in state court, where the Board of Alders has filed suit against the Board of Education.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Jan 29, 2016 3:29 pm | Comments (2)
New Haven Public Schools got almost half a million dollars in technology grants from the state to give students more access to computer-based learning.
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