by Aliyya Swaby | Oct 30, 2014 7:12 pm | Comments (1)
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 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.
by Aliyya Swaby | Oct 24, 2014 1:23 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 12:02 pm | Comments (13)
To figure out how to better support and evaluate teachers in and outside of the classroom, ask the teachers what they need.
by Aliyya Swaby | Oct 22, 2014 1:43 pm | Comments (8)
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.
by Aliyya Swaby | Oct 17, 2014 8:46 am | Comments (2)
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.
by Aliyya Swaby | Oct 8, 2014 1:46 pm | Comments (3)
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.
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. (http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/)
by Aliyya Swaby | Oct 3, 2014 1:18 pm | Comments (1)
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?
by Aliyya Swaby | Sep 23, 2014 8:55 am | Comments (9)
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.